Please read the following instructions very carefully!
Should you decide not to come to UVU, please return the enclosed DS-2019 to our office.
Utah Valley University
International Student Services
WB 147, MS 124
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999
You must obtain a visa before entering the United States. You must apply for this visa at the United States Consulate or Embassy that has jurisdiction over your place of residence. The consular office may require the following:
The consular office may require other documents or evidence to ensure that you meet all the requirements of an Exchange Visitor. Please cooperate fully with these requests.
If the consular officer approves your application for a “J-1” visa, he/she will stamp the visa on the appropriate page of your passport and note the period of validity of the visa and the number of entries for which it is valid. The officer will also note on the Form DS-2019 whether or not you are subject to the “two-year home residence requirement.” He/she will then return the copies of the Form DS-2019 to you.
Before you will be admitted the United States, your documents must be examined by an immigration inspector. You will be required to:
Exchange visitors are required, as a condition of their J-1 status in the United States, to carry health insurance for themselves and their accompanying family members. By government regulation, minimum coverage must provide:
The company providing the insurance must have an A.M. Best rating of “A-” or above, an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of “A-” or above, a Standard & Poor’s Claim-paying ability rating of “A-” or above, or a Weiss Research, Inc. Rating of “B+” or above.
“An exchange visitor who willfully fails to maintain the insurance coverage set forth above while a participant in an exchange visitor program or who makes a material misrepresentation to the sponsor concerning such coverage shall be deemed to be in violation of these regulations and shall be subject to termination as a participant.” -22 CFR 514.14(b)
Visit an International Student/Scholar Advisor in International Student Services at WB147. Please bring your passport, Form DS-2019, and your Form I-94.