O-1

Inviting Scholars

International Scholar Invitation Overview J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UCD are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

O-1 Overview

The O-1 classification applies to an individual who has extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, or business; who has "risen to the top of his/her field" which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim; and who is coming to the U.S.

Scholar Visa Types

International Scholar Visa Overview  J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UC Davis are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

Department Forms

Overview

The following forms and handouts may be used by departments seeking to bring over or hire international scholars. All other use of the below forms will be discarded by SISS. If you have questions regarding the use of request forms, please contact the appropriate advisor.