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J entry visas can only be obtained outside of the United States at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
You can arrive up to 30 days before and 25 days after the Start Date on your documents.
There are a variety of housing options available both on-campus and off-campus.
You are required to purchase UMN health insurance for you and your dependents.
Learn more about entering the U.S. and finding transportation from the airport.
You must notify your J-1 sponsor within 10 days of changing your residential address.
This mandatory process verifies your arrival and proper immigration status.
ISSS hosts an orientation for H-1B, TN, and E-3 employees and J-1 exchange visitors in the Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-term Scholar categories.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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