The process of becoming a student intern, international visiting professor and/or research scholar may take days or several months to be completed. Upon timely request, the Office of International Students and Scholars will issue the immigration forms (DS-2019/J1) used by student/interns, research scholars, and professors (and their dependents) to obtain a J-1 visa (or J-2 for dependents) to enter the US.
To obtain a DS-2019 form for a prospective student-intern, research scholar, and/or professor, the sponsoring department must provided the OISS with all required documents on behalf of the principal and his/her dependents (if any), which include:
Required Documents: Professors and Research Scholars
Required Documents: Degree and Non- degree Students (graduate, undergraduate, and student/interns)
STAGE 1 (Stage 2 is not required for student categories, except for student/interns)
Export Control: New Procedure
U.S. Export control regulations required that foreign nationals and their affiliated institutions are screened against all required databases to comply with export control laws and regulations. The U.S. government export regulations restrict or prohibit U.S. individuals and companies from exporting or providing services of any kind to any party contained in U.S. government export denial, debarment, and blocked persons lists. These lists are updated on a regular basis.
What are Export Controls?
Export controls are U.S. laws and regulations that regulate the distribution of technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries for reasons including foreign policy and national security.
Although the vast majority of activities at the University are not subject to export control restrictions or licensing requirements, each member of the University community should be familiar with the export control and embargo restrictions and their responsibilities under University policies and procedures with respect to such restrictions.
Minimum Estimated Monthly Support Level for Research Scholars, Professors, and Interns
EV: $1600/per month (basic living expenses, all three categories)
Dependents (basic living expenses)
Child: $225/per month/per child
The estimated minimum support for the principal (J-1) and dependents (J-2) DOES NOT include the cost of transportation nor the cost of mandatory health insurance. Additional monthly amounts must be added to the minimum support level to cover the cost of health insurance for the principal (J-1) and the dependents (J-2). Due to the variability in cost of health insurance and transportation, we are not providing you with an amount.
If the research scholar, professor, or Intern will hold a University of Rhode Island appoinment (full time Internal Payroll position of 6 months or more), please inquire with the sponsoring department whether or not they will be eligible for health insurance coverage paid by the University of Rhode Island.
International Student Orientation
Date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Place: Multicultural Center
Undergraduate Students' Time:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Graduate Students' Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
FALL 2015 OPT workshop schedule: Available