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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.
You will need to check in with your hosting department after completing your ISSS Check-In.
ISSS hosts a weekly orientation for J-1 exchange visitors and their families.
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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