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J-1 Exchange Students and Scholars

How to Apply for the J-1 Visa
  1. Complete the appropriate DS-2019 Application for your category at SHU
  2. Submit your application to OIP via this form
  3. Make your J-1 Visa appointment at U.S. Embassy abroad, once OIP issues your DS-2019 form. Students must pay the DS-160 fee to make appointment.
  4. Pay the $220 I-901 SEVIS fee for J1 Visa 

J-1 students and scholars require a DS-2019 to enter and remain in the United States. They have been selected by an exchange visitor program sponsor and require a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa if outside the United States.

The J-1 Exchange Visitor category was developed to implement the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hayes Act) of 1961. The overall purpose of that Act, and the objective of the Exchange Visitor category, is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges."

J-1 Scholars and Professors

If you would like to apply for a DS-2019 please complete the following form: Application for J1 Scholars and Professors » . Incomplete forms will not be processed.

J-1 Students

If you are an exchange student please fully complete the following form: Application for J-1 Exchange Student», Incomplete forms will not be processed.

J-1 Students School of Health and Medical Sciences Only

  • If you will participate as part of the formal exchange agreement between Seton Hall University - School of Health and Medical Sciences and your home university, you must complete the following form »
  • To be eligible for the J-1 student visa through this program, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be currently attending one of the partner universities listed here »
  2. Have been nominated by your home university to join the exchange program

J-2 Dependent Application

If your spouse and or child(ren) will accompany you to the United States, please complete the J-2 Dependent Application for each individual. If you would like to apply for a J-2 Dependent DS-2019 please complete the following form: Application for J-2 Dependent DS-2019. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

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