Understanding J-1 Status
Learn about what J-1 Status is and what it means.
Applying for a Visa
Yale University has been approved by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitors participating in academic research, teaching and observation at Yale.
Scholars should not accept any new employment without first checking with OISS.
Maintaining Legal Status
During your appointment at Yale it is critical that you follow the J-1 regulations to maintain legal status.
All international scholars and family members planning to depart from the U.S. and return after a temporary absence must have a valid passport in order to exit the U.S.
Transferring & Leaving Yale
A J-1 Exchange Visitor may change employers or schools, which is referred to as a “transfer.” They may transfer from one designated Exchange Visitor program to another designated program provided the J-1 time does not exceed the maximum permitted by their J-1 category.
Spouses, Partners & Children
The spouse or partner and dependent children of the J-1 Exchange Visitor are eligible for J-2 status and may use this status to accompany the J-1 individual to the U.S.