The J-1 Exchange Visitor Application through the Office of International Services provides the International Employee and Exchange Visitor team with essential information needed to generate a Certificate of Eligibility of Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, also commonly referred to as the DS-2019. The DS-2019 is an official immigration document stating that Oregon State University is recognized by the US Government to sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitors, and that OSU would like to invite this international visitor to participate in an exchange program at OSU.
The following people are involved in the OIS J-1 Exchange Visitor Application process:
Sponsoring Program Host: Responsible for developing and monitoring the international colleague’s exchange program, ensuring access to campus privileges, and providing cross-cultural exchange opportunities.
Department Contact: Accesses IP Connect to complete the department’s portion of OIS’s J-1 application; assists with department administrative responsibilities which could include assisting the Sponsor in processing any appointment (hiring, courtesy appointment, etc.), securing office space, and more.
Office of International Services (OIS)
Evaluates immigration sponsorship eligibility, processes OSU’s immigration sponsorship requests with government agencies; issues the Certificate for Eligibility for Exchange Visitor status (DS-2019) needed for an exchange visitor to apply for a J visa at a US Consulate abroad or to transfer to OSU; provides information on obtaining a US visa or transfer to OSU, orientation resources to the campus and community, and immigration advising.
Accesses IP Connect to complete the exchange visitor’s portion of OIS’s J-1 application; apply for a J-1 visa (if necessary) at a US consulate.
IP Connect/Sunapsis is an online data management system used by International Services to manage OSU’s immigration sponsorship processes. Detailed instructions and training about using IP Connect can be found in the IEEV Department Contact Resources Canvas site.
OIS initiates the J-1 Exchange Visitor Application in IP Connect and sends the Department Contact instructions on how to begin the J-1 Application process in IP Connect.
Sponsoring Program Host
The following documents will need to be submitted in .pdf or .img format through the IP Connect system: