This section is intended for scholars whose J-1s are not sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis.

About J-1 Sponsors

To apply for the J-1 visa stamp overseas, scholars are issued a Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status, commonly referred to as form DS-2019. A scholar may be sponsored by an organization such as Fulbright Commission, Institute for International Education (IIE), National Institute of Health (NIH), World Health Organization (WHO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical graduates (ECFMG). If the scholar is sponsored by another J-1 program, that organization is responsible for processing the DS-2019 form.

All J-1 scholars are welcome to participate in any programs or activities offered by the OISS.

Check-In and Payroll

All J-1 scholars who are paid by Washington University in St. Louis should:

  1. Check in with their sponsoring department and begin completing paperwork for Washington University payroll processing. Federal form I-9 verification and payroll paperwork must be completed within three days of their employment start date.
  2. Come to the OISS with immigration documents to complete the check-in process. Check the Scholar Advising Hours and Locations for details.

Maintaining Status

J-1 scholars should contact their J-1 program sponsor with any questions about maintaining status.