J-1 SEVIS Essentials

The J-1 SEVIS Essentials

Program provides a thorough explanation of the fundamentals of J-1 Exchange Visitor Status and SEVIS procedures for Responsible Officers.

J-1 SEVIS ESSENTIALS – Level I

This one-day workshop has been created for those who seek a thorough introduction to J-1 Exchange Visitor Status and Program Designation because they are new to the duties of a responsible officer or because their institution is considering applying for J-1 program designation.

  • We will address issues such as :
  • Benefits of having a J program
  • J categories pertinent to academia
  • Regulations associated with each category
  • Your school’s responsibilities for maintaining a J program
  • Entering the U.S. in F-1 Status
  • Differences between J, F and H classifications

J-1 SEVIS ESSENTIALS – Level II

This two-day workshop is designed for SEVIS Responsible Officers who are at the Intermediate level of proficiency with a general understanding of the Exchange Visitor Program and SEVIS or who completed J-1 SEVIS Essentials – Level I. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of Level I and either one of two days of Level II.

  • Day 1: J-1 Student
  • Overview of J-1 Program Administration, degree and non-degree students
  • Differences with F-1
  • Selection process and criteria
  • 212e and Skills List
  • Pre and post information
  • Required orientation and insurance
  • Maintaining status
  • Travel
  • Extension
  • Transfers
  • Employment
  • Correct the record / Reinstatement
  • Waivers, J2 dependent
  • Annual report
  • SEVIS and recent Version Updates.
  • Day 2: J-1 Professor
  • Overview of J-1 Program Administration, Professor, Research scholar
  • Short term Scholar and Specialist categories
  • Differences among these categories
  • General discussion of H-1 and O statuses
  • Selection process and criteria
  • 212e and Skills List
  • 12 month and 24 month bars
  • Pre and post information
  • Required orientation and insurance
  • Maintaining status
  • Travel
  • Extension
  • Transfers
  • Occasional Lectures
  • Correct the record and reinstatement
  • Waivers
  • J2 dependent
  • Annual report
  • SEVIS and recent Version Updates.