J-1 Scholar Procedures

Any visiting international scholar for whom the university undertakes visa sponsorship must have some sort of CU-Boulder sponsorship. This does NOT mean that the visitor must be on the payroll of the university; each year we have many visitors such as Fulbright scholars who come to CU-Boulder on money from other sources.

NOTE: BEGINNING 9/10/12, departments will be charged a $100 nonrefundable fee for ISSS to process a DS2019 document for the visitor. This fee applies to new DS-2019s and extensions of current documents.  Departments can pay this fee by supplying the department's speedtype on the Department Request for DS2019 (see below). IMPORTANT NOTICE: This fee cannot be charged to a fund 30 or 31 speedtype.

The following procedures have to be initiated by the department or the inviting faculty memberin order to bring in an international scholar as a J-1 exchange visitor.

If the J-1 exchange visitor has not been awarded a confirmed undergraduate degree, s/he must come as a J-1 Student Intern and must complete a different set of paperwork.