To invite a J-1 Non-Degree Student, please review the following information.
To request a DS-2019 for a J-1 Non-Degree Student, you must submit all of the following forms to International Student Services. We prefer that the application materials be sent to us either via email (email@example.com) or using UBox (shared with firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should be submitted 2 - 6 months before the program start date. This allows time for the individual to apply for a visa at a U.S. Consulate (Canadian citizens are exempt from visa requirements). Once a complete and accurate application is received by ISS, processing time for a DS-2019 is 10 - 14 business days.
Please send the J-1 Information Sheet to the prospective student to complete. This will assist with completing the DS-2019 Request Form.
Please complete this entire form with your request.
For your convenience, a checklist of all required documents is included on Page 1.
Acceptable financial documentation includes employment letters, bank statements, or government/university funding.
Refer to the DS-2019 Request Form for estimated financial amounts.
Submit a copy of the letter of invitation for the student. A sample letter for reference can be found below. Please be sure to edit this template so it reflects the individual student situation.
Submit the completed English Language Proficiency Attestation along with the relevant supporting documentation (recognized English language test, signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school or interview conducted by the sponsor in person, by video conference, or if unavailable, by telephone).
Submit a signed copy of the Medical Insurance Attestation.
Submit a copy of the student's biographic page.
If the J-1 Non-Degree Student is currently in the U.S. you must also submit the following documents:
Submit a copy of the student's current DS-2019.
Copy of the student's electronic I-94 (printed from CBP's website) or admission stamp in the passport.
Submit a copy of the student's U.S. visa stamp.
We prefer that application materials be sent to us either via email (email@example.com) or using UBox (shared with firstname.lastname@example.org).