The J-1 Exchange Visitor must make an appointment with International Scholar Services upon arrival at the University of North Dakota. The Exchange Visitor must in-process with International Scholar Services no later than 30 days past the program start date listed on the Form DS-2019.
The J-1 visitor must bring the following documents to this appointment:
Form(s) DS-2019 for J-1 and any J-2 dependents
Current passport(s) of J-1 and any J-2 dependents
Current J-1 and J-2 Visas
Proof of Health Insurance that meets US Department of State regulations
International Scholar Services will provide the Exchange Visitor a brief nonimmigration orientation to include:
Exchange Program Extension of Stay possibilities/procedures
Exchange Program Transfer procedures
Thirty-Day Grace Period
Health Insurance Application
The North Dakota University System in collaboration with United Healthcare offers a health insurance option for visiting scholars. Application Form
Maintaining your Exchange Visitor Status
The Exchange Visitor must adhere to the following requirements to maintain his/her visa status while at the University of North Dakota.
Maintain the following required documentation:
Valid SEVIS Form DS-2019
Valid Form I-94
Engage in appropriate activities. Each category of J-1 visitor has a definition and expectations for the activities of the Exchange Visitor, which must be met. For example, a Research Scholar is here to research, and a Professor is here to teach.
Be employed only with authorization.
Carry Health Insurance that includes Medical Evacuation and Repatriation at all times for self and J-2 dependents.
Inform International Scholar Services of any address changes.