Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Invited for a program or employment at Jefferson
Preparing to accept employment at Jefferson
I have been accepted for employment at Jefferson. Can you help me get a visa?
Your hiring department at Jefferson must contact OIA to proceed with requesting the appropriate immigration documents.
I am currently in the U.S. in B-1/ B-2 status, and I have been offered a job at Jefferson. What do I do?
Contact OIA and make an appointment for advisement on acquiring the appropriate non-immigrant status. Bring your passport and any immigration documents so that we can review all of your options.
Preparing to participate in a J-1 program at Jefferson
I will come to Jefferson as a J-1 Exchange Visitor, but I will not be funded by Jefferson. What kind of financial documentation must I show OIA to request an DS-2019 document?
In order for OIA to be able to issue a DS-2019, you must provide OIA with financial documentation that:
- is in English or accompanied by a certified translation
- is original (or certified copies)
- shows liquid assets available to you for the duration of your program. The following items are NOT appropriate as sources of funding: value of jewelry, livestock, property or other non-liquid, non-renewable assets.
- demonstrates institutional commitment either by Jefferson or by your home country government or institution
For funds provided by a private individual other than yourself, such as a parent or other family member, your financial documentation must be accompanied by a signed letter of support.
You may need to show these documents to the U.S. Consular official when applying for your visa. You may either obtain two sets of originals of these documents, or send certified copies of these documents to your Jefferson department, keeping the primary originals for your visa application with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
How much funding do I need to show with these financial documents for a J-1 program?
Employees must be paid according to job descriptions and titles at rates determined by Compensation in the Department of Human Resources. The figures on this chart represent the minimum requirement for Jefferson to issue a DS-2019 document. Any additional funds can be provided through the scholar's personal funds.
|**Jefferson’s J-1 Post-Doc minimum salary for FY 2013 is $39,264**|
|EFFECTIVE July 1, 2012||Including health insurance||Not including health insurance|
|J-1 and 1 Dependent||$30,000||$31,000|
|J-1 and 2 Dependents||$32,000||$32,500|
|J-1 and 3 Dependents||$34,000||$34,500|
How long will it take for me to get my DS-2019? Once our office receives a completed DS-2019 request packet from your department, normally we can have the DS-2019 and pre-arrival materials ready for your department to send to you within two weeks. Failure to provide your department with all of the information and documentation that is required will result in significant processing delays.
What do I do once I receive my DS-2019 and pre-arrival materials? Review all the materials to make sure there are no misspellings or other mistakes on your documents. If everything is correct and accurate, you then may use these documents to apply for a visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate nearest you.