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How to Sponsor

If you are hoping to sponsor an international researcher or scholar, you must first extend an Invitation to the scholar and submit it via ISS Online. Please complete the J-1 Request Approval form.


Please consult with the International Students and Scholars office if you have questions about visa types for prospective researchers and scholars: internationalscholars@ucr.edu.

 

Responsibilities

It is the sponsoring department’s responsibility to provide the following:

Upon Invitation:

  • A contract/appointment letter, submitted to ISS Online
  • Payment of service fees if applicable (see below)

After arrival:

  • Academic appointment information to the scholar
  • A campus email address
  • Sponsorship for the scholar’s NetID, R Card, etc.
  • Space to work
  • Etc.

Note about ISS Online Service Fees: The below fees are all those associated with the J-visa type; they may or may not apply to the scholar of interest’s situation. For a personalized breakdown of fees, please speak to an International Scholar Advisor.

The fiscal year 2020-21 rate requests have been approved by the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) and the Provost's office. A detailed list of scholar fees can be viewed at this link

J-1 Visa With Salary:

Initial/Transfer (One-year) $863
Initial/Transfer (Two-year) $1,725
Initial/Transfer (Three-year) $2,588
Extension (One year) $604
Extension (Two-year) $1,208
Short-term $863
Orientation Fee $35
J-1 Student Intern/Non-Degree $863
Physicians $518
Change of Visa Status to J-1 w/ Salary $863
J-2 Dependent Forms – After Initial J $86
J Shipping Fees $86

J-1 Visa Without Salary:

Initial/Transfer (One-year) $863
Initial/Transfer (Two-year) $1,725
Initial/Transfer (Three-year) $2,588
Extension (One year) $604
Extension (Two-year) $1,208
Short-term $863
Orientation Fee $35
J-1 Student Intern/Non-Degree $863
Physicians $518
Change of Visa Status to J-1 w/ Salary $863
J-2 Dependent Forms – After Initial J $86
J Shipping Fees $86

*For more information about J Program Regulations, please see the J Program website Rules and Infractions.

 

 

Before Extension

Before extending a scholar’s appointment, confirm that they have:

  • Proof of funding/Sufficient financial support (see table below)
  • Sufficient funds for extension service fees
  • Permissions from the Scholar’s home institution or government

J Scholar Minimum Financial Support Requirements:

  Per Month Per Year
J-1 Scholar $1,700 $20,400
Spouse $500 $6,000
With one (1) child $200 $2,400
Each additional child add $200 $2,400

Proof of funding requirements:

  1. Must be provided in English
  2. Must include currency conversion if not in U.S. dollars.
  3. Must be issued within the past 6 months.

 

How to Extend

The sponsoring department should submit a new appointment letter with an extension request to ISS online.

Application should include:

  • An updated contract/appointment letter, submitted to ISS Online
  • Payment of service fees if applicable [See below]
Initial/Transfer (One-year) $863
Initial/Transfer (Two-year) $1,725
Initial/Transfer (Three-year) $2,588
Extension (One year) $604
Extension (Two-year) $1,208
Short-term $863
Orientation Fee $35
J-1 Student Intern/Non-Degree $863
Physicians $518
Change of Visa Status to J-1 w/ Salary $863
J-2 Dependent Forms – After Initial J $86
J Shipping Fees $86

For more information, contact the International Scholar team at internationalscholars@ucr.edu.