Visiting Scholars & Researchers

Northeastern University sponsors foreign nationals from around the world as they come to our internationally acclaimed campus to teach and perform leading research projects. The staff of the ISSI works with the academic departments throughout the University to help our scholars gain a J-1 visa for entry to the United States.


J Scholar Forms


Form Number   J SCHOLAR FORMS
500  J-1 Exchange Visitor Immigration Clearance Form
501  ISSI J-1 Exchange Visitor Address Update Form
305  Statement of Compliance with Department of State Health Insurance Requirements
311  Health Insurance Options for J-1 Exchange Visitors and J-2 Dependents
505  J-1 Scholar: Transfer-In Form
506  J-1 Scholars: Transfer-Out Form
507  Responsibilities of Scholars & Their Dependents
508  J-1 Exchange Visitor: End of Program
509  Pre-Arrival Instructions for Scholars
512  Sponsorship of International Scholars: A Step by Step Guide
513  Faculty Host Agreement
515  Acknowledgement of 6 Month Time Limit for Shot-Term Scholar Category
551  Request for Issuance of J-1 Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019) (Form A)*
552  International J Scholar and Dependent(s) Personal and Financial Information (Form B)#
553  Extension of DS-2019 for International Scholar (Form C)
554  Request for Duplicate or Amended DS-2019 (Form D)
555  J-2 Dependents: Guidelines and Procedures for Employment


*Form 551 (Form A) may only be submitted by the College/Department staff!
#Please contact your College/Department before you submit Form 552 (Form B)!




Non-NU-Visa-Sponsored Students/Scholars Form


Form Number   J SCHOLAR FORMS
610N  Data Form for Non-NU-Visa-Sponsored Students/Scholars


Immigration Resources

Please consult the website of the University's Office of the General Counsel for further resources related to the immigration and employment process, particularly in regards to B visas.