J1 Visa

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

81. If I am unsure whether my insurance for J-1 meets USIA requirements, how can I find out?

Ask your insurance provider for assurance in writing.


82. Is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) applicable for J-2 visa?

Yes, the SEVIS is applicable to J-2 visa holders. This system monitors the status of persons who enter the U.S. with an FM or J visa. In order for students/exchange visitors and their dependents to qualify for an F, M or J visa, the school or exchange program in the U.S. must issue a Certificate of Student Status (I-20) or Certificate of Exchange Visitor Status (DS-2019) on a SEVIS-generated form and must register each person on the SEVIS website. Each applicant must submit a SEVIS-generated I-20 or DS-2019 with a unique barcode number and must be listed on the SEVIS website.

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