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Submit J1 scholar requests to the International Center by Wed. Dec 17th

The U.S. Department of State has enacted new federal regulations regarding the J1 program and we have been given a very short timeframe to update our processes and procedures. The new regulations go into effect on Monday, January 5th, 2015. Due to this, please submit any J1 scholar requests to the IC by Wed. Dec 17th to allow time for processing before the new regulations go into effect. Any requests received after this date will be subject to the new regulations. We will be releasing information regarding the new process before the end of the year. Information sessions will be held in January to review the new regulations and procedures.

New regulations include:
- Documented proof of English Language proficiency
- Increased health insurance coverage

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to continue to bring outstanding scholars to the IIT community.

Completed request forms and supporting documents should be directed to:

Amy Benck
Architecture
Science and Letters
Institute of Design
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Applied Technology
Tech Park
BioCat
Office of Technology Services

Kara Johnson
Armour
Chicago-Kent
Stuart
Psychology

- H-1B Processing Timeline

- H-1B Request Forms

- *Please note that all H-1B petitions require FedEx shipping both ways due to USPS delays.*

- J-1/ H-1b Departure Notice

- J-1/DS-2019 Request Form - SCHOLAR (valid until 12/17/14)
- Position titles for incoming J researchers and documentation requirements
- Research Associate and Senior Research Associate Appointment Process
- Visiting Researcher Appointment Process
- Flow of J-1 Scholar Process
- Sample invitation letter for visiting short-term scholars and visiting scholars
- Financial Document Guidelines
- SEVIS Transfer IN for J-1 Scholars
- Extension Request for J-1 Scholars
- J-1/H-1b Departure Notice
- J-1 Scholar Handbook
- International Scholars Check-in process guideline
- Health Insurance Information
- U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program Website

- J-1/DS-2019 Request Form - STUDENT
- Hiring Department Job Offer Letters
Here are a few resources that you may find helpful in preparing to read the names in your class rosters:
(Chinese/Pinyin) (General Asian name pronunciation guide) (Indian names) (general site)
Department Listserv e-mail dated 11-12-2009 Department Listserv e-mail dated 01-14-2010 Department Listserv e-mail dated 04-08-2010
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