Steps to Apply: J-1 Visiting Researchers, Professors, and Short-Term Scholars

Please provide the following documents to process your DS-2019 for the J-1 visiting scholar visa.

  1. PASSPORT

    Provide a readable copy of the identification page of your passport that lists your name, date of birth, and expiration date.

  2. BANK STATEMENT AND BANK LETTER

    Provide a bank statement and bank letter that indicates the required funds are available for your use. Bank documents should be in English, printed on letterhead and certified with signature and stamp from a bank official.

    J-1 exchange visitors are required to demonstrate adequate funding during their stay at WSU.

    Minimum amounts:

  • Scholars: $1,500 per month

  • $5,500 for spouse and $3,000 for each child.

  1. FINANCIAL GUARANTEE FORM

    If the bank statement and bank letter are from your personal account, complete Section 1: Personal Funds on the Financial Guarantee Form. If the bank statement is owned by a family member or other sponsor, please ask that person to complete and sign Section 2: Sponsor or Family Funds on the Financial Guarantee Form.

  2. DS-2019 APPLICATION

    Complete section A of the DS-2019 application. Section B will be completed by the Sponsoring Department here at Weber State University.

  3. INVITATION LETTER

    Your host department at Weber State University must provide you with an official letter on letterhead inviting you to be an exchange student/scholar.

  4. PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE

    Provide a letter on letterhead from your Health Insurance provider that states you have travel health insurance. Currently, the US Department of State requires a minimum coverage of:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET

Send your completed application packet to issc@weber.edu or to the following address:

Weber State University
International Student and Scholar Center
3885 West Campus Dr DEPT 1130
Ogden, UT 84408-1130 USA

Once all required documents have been received we will review your application and admissions decision. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email providing shipping information for your acceptance packet to be mailed to you.

 

What to do after accepted