J-1 Scholar Visa Status

International Services Office

Scripps Research is an authorized sponsor of J-1 visas as part of the Department of State's Exchange Visitor Program. If you are an incoming international scholar or currently at Scripps Research conducting research, the staff of the International Services Office are here to answer any immigration-related questions you may have. This website is designed to provide general information about immigration sponsorship at Scripps Research, applying for a visa prior to arrival, and maintaining your non-immigrant status during your stay in the U.S.

Eligibility for a particular visa classification is determined by federal regulations. No person(s) at Scripps Research is legally authorized to promise, offer or sign for a visa of any type except the International Services Office staff.

Notice from the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassies strongly encourage intending travelers to apply for visa stamps well in advance of their proposed journey, and to always refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa stamp has been issued and they are in receipt of their passport and visa stamp. Visa issuance to certain individuals may be very slow due to security clearances.

J-1 Pre-Arrival Information

J-1 Health Insurance Requirements

Maintaining J-1 Status