J-1 Sponsorship

The J Program

This information is intended for sponsoring departments at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UM) who are  interested in inviting or currently working with J-1 exchange visitors.

University of Maryland Baltimore Exchange Visitor program allows for non-clinical instruction, research, and educational exchange.  As a J-1 EV program sponsor, UM is obligated to comply with U.S. Department of State procedures and regulations.  The J-1 program is divided into categories which correspond to the purpose of the visit and the proposed activities. J-1 sponsorship cannot be used for internationals in staff or tenured faculty positions at UM.

j-1 categories

J-1 Categories & Eligibility

Departments should consult their dean’s office for an outline of UM appointments and corresponding titles. UM is approved to sponsor the following ...

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Initial J-1 request

Initial J-1 Request Process

To initiate the J-1 request process the J-1 Request Form first needs to be completed. Review the request form instructions before beginning the worksheet. If you will sponsor a visiting ...

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arrival procedures

Arrival Procedures

All new J-1s at UM must schedule an appointment to check-in with the Office of International Services upon their arrival to UM. The J-1 should bring his or her original passport, ...

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