J-1 Employment

Professors or Research Scholars are permitted to work as described on the form DS-2019 and may accept additional employment as authorized by the sponsor in accordance with the regulations. Additional employment may be permitted if the activity is determined by the program’s Responsible Officer (RO) to be included in the exchange visitor’s program objective.

The (RO) must grant work authorization before supplemental employment is started. Documents needed to obtain authorization from EVS include:

  • Offer of employment letter from the additional employer that provides detailed information about the new employment assignment; and
  • Letter/Memo from current UF sponsor that grants permission to the J exchange visitor to participate in additional activities