J-1 Scholars who will travel outside the U.S. during their approved program activities to engage in research activities related to the research that they are conducting at UB must submit to UBIS the out of country form (Out of Country Form). Any time outside the U.S. for research purposes must be recorded in your SEVIS record. Failure to notify UBIS can jeopardize your ability to return to UB to resume your research activities. During the time outside the U.S. you must maintain your health insurance through UB. You will be asked to provide proof that you are maintaining health insurance while you are abroad.
J-1 Scholars who will travel outside the U.S. during their approved program for an extended period of time (for 3 weeks or more) need to request approval from UBIS before departing the U.S. You must submit a request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to provide a letter from your UB supervisor explaining the reason(s) for the extended travel and that you can return to UB to resume your research activities. Failure to request approval of your extended travel from UBIS can jeopardize your ability to return to UB to resume your research activities. You are required to maintain your health insurance through UB at all times, including time spent outside the U.S. You will be asked to provide proof that you are maintaining health insurance while you are abroad.
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