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J-1 Visas

J-1 status is used for those coming to NU as visiting researchers, professors, and collaborators. They are called J-1 Exchange Visitors. The length of a J-1 Exchange Visitor's stay ranges depending on his or her J-1 type; however, the maximum stay is five years. View the types of J-1 Visitor Visas

Important Note

Staff positions hired through human resources cannot hold J-1 visa status. See our H-1B Documentation Requirements webpage to learn about a classification that sponsors staff positions.

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Visa Adjustments

There are a number of reasons why a J-1 Exchange Visitors (EV) may need to adjust their J-1 status and/or their DS-2019. For more information visit the J-1 Visa Adjustments page.

Visa Compliance

J-1 Exchange Visitors (EV) must abide by certain visa requirements and rules, which are listed on the Visa Compliance page. Also, there are additional rules for those in the Student Intern, and Research Scholar or Professor categories.