This list is not comprehensive, but it
outlines some of the steps you will need to complete in order to successfully
obtain your visa stamp. This section is for J-1 initial scholars who are not
currently in the US and will be attending an institution in the US under
the J-1 visa category.
Step 1: Visit the J-1 Scholars home page, and read through all information in the 'Before You Arrive' category before beginning the immigration process.
Step 2: Provide evidence that you meet the English language proficiency requirement.
Step 3: Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee. Payments may be made
only at ICE.
Step 4: Check the J-1 visa application requirements
mandated by the US Embassy/Consulate nearest you by phone or Internet. Visit US Embassy.gov.
Step 5: Gather visa application, visa application
fee, receipt of I-901 fee payment, Form DS-2019, and all other associated
documents necessary for J-1 visa stamp.
Step 6: Schedule an appointment at the nearest US
Step 7: Book flight/make travel plans.
Step 8: Arrive at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Step 9: Check in with the Office of International
Services. Please bring the following documents:
visa stamp (in passport, with the exception of Canadian scholars)
- Form DS-2019
of health insurance