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General Information

Funding Requirements

Minimum funding levels are $2,200 per month for living expenses plus an additional $800/month for a spouse and $600 per month for each child.

Verification of financial support must be documented before the issuance of any DS-2019s.

Obtaining your J-1 Visa

General instructions on obtaining your J1 visa will be included with your DS-2019. For more information on the process, please visit the Department of State’s website and/or the website of the U.S. embassy/consulate abroad where you will apply for a visa.

212E Waivers

OIS does not handle the filing of Section 212e waivers for J-1 scholars. However, if you are a J-1 scholar who is subject to the foreign residence requirement (212e) and you would like to file a waiver, you are advised to contact OIS for guidance before requesting a waiver.