Salisbury University - Center for International Education
J-1 Visa Status
Short Term Scholar employment
A short-term scholar is permitted to participate in activities stated on his
or her Form DS-2019. The primary site of activity and additional sites of
activity must be reflected in SEVIS
Short-Term Scholars may also engage in
activities that constitute occasional lectures or consultations, with
prior written authorization from the RO/ARO,
following the same general procedures as are used for Professors and Research
Scholars. The occasional lectures or
short-term consultations must:
directly related to the objectives of the exchange visitor's program;
incidental to the exchange visitor's primary program activities;
the completion date of the visitor's program; and
documented in SEVIS.
- If wages or other remuneration are involved the exchange visitor
must present to the RO or ARO:
- A letter from the offer or setting
forth the terms and conditions of the offer to lecture or consult
including the duration, number of hours, field or subject, amount of
compensation, and description of such activity; and
- A letter from his or her department head or supervisor
recommending such activity and explaining how it would enhance the
exchange visitor's program.
The Exchange Visitors must follow any existing
regulations for signing contracts, filling out I-9 forms etc., and are
responsible for any tax payments.
To request authorization for additional employment, please
fill out the J-1 Additional Employment Request Form.