Onsite Requirement for J-1 Visa Holders

The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) announced that it will require that J-1 exchange visitors participate in onsite work at least three days per week until June 30, 2023. Beginning June 30, 2023, USDOS will require J-1 scholars to work onsite full-time. USDOS’ policy is effective immediately. As a federal policy, this supersedes previous University telework agreements made with exchange visitors.

The updated policy is meant to highlight USDOS’ emphasis on cross-cultural engagement for exchange visitors, which includes active engagement with campus, colleagues and the community.

If you believe you may be impacted by USDOS' policy,please contact your J-1 advisor as soon as possible with the date you anticipate returning to work in person at least three days per week.

Please note that J-1s are required to report address updates within 10 business days of moving so that ISSO can update your government record. You can report address updates to ISSO online.