At URI, J-1 visas are issued to four Exchange Visitor (EV) sub-categories, which include Research Scholars, Professors, Interns, and Exchange Students (degree and non-degree). Depending on the EV's country of origin and category, when requesting a J-1 visa, the EV could be made subject to the "two year home residency requirement" by the Department of State.
Always follow the guidelines given to you by the US Embassy/Consulate that issued your visa. To find which consulate has jurisdiction over your country, please visit: American Consulate.
Documents to take to the Consulate:
Here are some answers to common questions regarding J-1/J-2 visas:
University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881
International Student Orientation
All New F-1 and J-1 International Students
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: International Center
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
FALL 2014 OPT workshop schedule: Available