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Office of International Services 320 Daniels Hall 515-2961 firstname.lastname@example.org The Benefits and Advantages of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program 11/10/2009. Other Events for Faculty and Staff. International Education Week : Nov. 16-20, 2009: http://www.ncsu.edu/oia/InternationalEducationWeek.html
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Office of International Services320 Daniels Hall515email@example.comThe Benefits and Advantages of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program 11/10/2009
Michael Bustle -- Director
Thomas Greene - Assistant Director
Derrick Lovick -- Assistant Director – Communications, Technology & Compliance
Kelia Hubbard – SeniorStudent & Scholar Advisor
Elizabeth Behringer – Senior Student & Scholar Advisor
Nieke Guillory – Office Manager (Student & Scholar Advisor effective 12/1/09)
Diane Armstrong -- Advising Assistant
Pascale Toussaint – Information / Admission Spec.
Lauren Ball -- Programs Coordinator
No full-time study,
tenure-track positions or
Not an “employment” visa (not suitable for administrative, or “non-academic” positions)
Minimum eligibility criteria for a J-1 “Scholar”(host department must answer these questions first)http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/forms/depts.php
Host Dept. (cont.):
-- no funding requirement put on department
-- no requirement for dept. to pay costs of EV’s return home
-- relative ease of payments
-- allows changes in and multiple “sites of activities”
-- range of activities
-- easy to extend (within max. durations)
Temporary (shares, learns, returns home)
5 year max.
Consult, observe, research, teach
DS-2019 from OIS smoothes visa/entry process
Visitor (VWP, B-1/B-2)
Temporary (related to employment abroad)
3 or 6 month max.
Consult, observe, meet
Restricts all payments
Potential visa/entry confusion (no OIS support)J-1 vs. “Visitor” visa
5 year max.
Low/no-cost for dept.
Allows non-NC State funding / payments
Temporary research positions
Dept. not required to pay costs of return for early termination
Could result in Two-year HRR and/or 24-month bar
Affected by 24-month bar
Allows dual-intent (to immigrate)
6 year max. (3 year increments)
Can be costly for dept.
Requires NC State funding
Potential for permanence
Used for temporary positions when J-1 status not an option
Affected by Two-year HRRJ-1 vs. H-1B visa
Professor and Research Scholar: -- teaching or research
-- five year maximum
-- results in and/or impacted by 24 and 12-month bars
Short-term Scholar: -- teaching or research
-- six month maximum
-- neither results nor impacted by 24 or 12-month bars
Student Categories: -- might cause 12 month bar if >6 months
24-Month Bar: Impacts EVs in the “Research Scholar” or "Professor" categories. Begins as soon as program ends and regardless of the duration of that previous program. Time spent in any other J-1 category never causes the 24-month bar
12-Month Bar: EVs not subject to the 24-month bar might be subject to the 12-month bar. If they were in the U.S. in J status in any category (including J-2 dependent) for all or part of the twelve-month period immediately preceding the date of the new program's commencement
Exceptions to bars…
Research (GTR) and Internship (GTN)
GTI Assoc Dir: David McNeill: firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-0105
Textiles PhD student
Mechanical Engineering PhD student
Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)