Non-UIC Sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors
UIC is proud to host hundreds of J-1 Exchange Visitors from around the world each year. Their activity on-campus as students, scholars, researchers, and trainees enrich our community, and in turn, they carry their UIC experience back to their home countries.
While the Office of International Services supports the success of all J-1 Exchange Visitors, those sponsored by third-party organizations must work closely with their sponsoring organization on matters related to their immigration status since OIS does not have access to the immigration record.
Please see below for general tips for common non-UIC sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors. Exchange visitors with sponsorship from UIC should refer to J-1 Exchange Visitors for information on maintaining status.
Redirect links Heading link
Common non-UIC sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors Heading link
Next steps Heading link
OIS review and transfer processing
Once OIS confirms you are eligible to transfer your sponsorship to UIC, we will coordinate your SEVIS record transfer with your current sponsor.
Immigration Check-In and Form DS-2019 processing
After the transfer is complete you must submit the F-1 and J-1 New Student Immigration Check-In E-Form in my OIS and register for the next required term. Once the check-in has been processed OIS can validate your immigration record and process a new DS-2019.