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Global Visitor Program for International Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are frequently professors, researchers, and other individuals with similar education or accomplishments, who benefit from temporary access to labs, equipment, and other University resources. For immigration purposes, international visiting scholars are hosted under the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa category as a Short-Term Scholar.

Timeline

For international visitors, it can take six months—sometimes longer—to formally complete the Global Visitor Program. Because of the multiple University and government offices involved, we recommend you begin the process as early as possible.

How can I come to UR as a visiting scholar?

To determine what process to follow, please review the below options:

If you have a faculty or postdoc appointment, the next step would be to contact the International Services Office (ISO) directly OR you may visit the ISO website.

The ISO team will work with the hosting faculty member and visitor for the on-boarding process.

Throughout the Global Visitor Program, you must complete a series of forms in order to prepare the paperwork for your arrival, including immigration documents if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. To come to UR as an international visiting scholar, you must complete all the steps in the checklist below.

To come to UR as an international visiting scholar, you must complete all the steps in the checklist below.

Questions or concerns? Contact us at URvisitor@rochester.edu or +1 585-273-1665.

 

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