J-1 Research Scholars & Professors

The J-1 visa for researchers and professors has several sub-categories. In general the J-1 visa (known as the Exchange Visitor Program) is for the exchange of professors and research scholars that promotes the exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions in the United States and foreign countries. The Research Scholar category is the most commonly used J-1 visa at Yale. To see details about each type of J-1 Yale offers, please review the information about the different categories.

J-1 Visa Application






iconShort Term Visits


iconApplication Instructions


iconPaying the SEVIS Fee


iconJ-2 Dependent Status


J-1 Visa Regulations


iconMaintaining Legal Status




iconHealth Insurance Requirement


iconProgram Transfer


icon12 and 24 Month Bars


iconTwo-Year Residence Requirement


iconResidence Requirement Waiver


iconChanging categories