J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
UNT has been designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The Exchange Visitor (EV) Program allows international faculty, post-doctoral researchers, scientists, and other professionals to spend time at UNT participating in activities including research, lecturing, observing, consulting, and teaching. Exchange visitors can be invited for a period of 1 day to 6 months for Short-Term Exchange Visitors and 3 weeks to 5 years for Research Exchange Visitors. Please note that J-1 visas are not an appropriate fit for permanent or tenure-track positions.
Requesting a J-1 Exchange Visitor
Please review the Guidebook and submit the DS-2019 request and upload required documentation through iNorthTX. If this is the first time you will be submitting an electronic request, you will need to request access, also located within the iNorthTX link.
- J-1 Exchange Visitor (EV) Requirements and Restrictions
- Departmental Responsibilities
- CiP Codes
- Information needed from EV to complete the DS 2019 request
- Sample Department Invitation Letter requires signatures from host, chair and dean of department/college
Hiring a Foreign National
Please contact International Student and Scholar Services to speak with an immigration advisor for detailed assistance with your specific circumstances.