All J-1 Exchange Visitors must be sponsored and hosted by an applicable university department, and the invitation process must be initiated by the UF host department. Inviting a J-1 Exchange Visitor involves a host faculty sponsor and a department human resources administrative contact. The human resources team within the host department is responsible for submitting the online DS-2019 Request to EVS.
Initial applications are highly encouraged to submit the requests 60 days prior to the intended program start date. The 60 days will begin after CREC-HR receives all of the documents by both faculty and scholar. Once faculty provides items CREC-HR will reach out to the scholar for additional items required from scholar.
Supervisor to provide CREC-HR with the following items to begin the DS-2019 Request process.
|Faculty Invitation Form|
|Acknowledgement of Faculty Sponsor Form|
|Proof of English Language Proficiency||DOC|
Not needed if country on the exempt list found at
|Optional Items from supervisor, if in your possession|
CV/Resume of scholar
Additional reference information can be found at at
Inviting J-1 Exchange Visitors | International Center University of Florida (ufl.edu)