Coronavirus Information and Resources for UC Davis International Students and Scholars

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world. Your safety, wellbeing, and educational experience are our prioritiesSee the updates and resourcesThe UC Davis International Center is currently closed, but we are still here to help: please email your SISS advisor directly with questions or to set up a remote appointment. Find your advisor listed on our Contact Us page.

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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.

B-1 or W-B Temporary Visitors

Overview: B-1 Visitors

B-1 Visitor for Business is a visa classification that can be used by international visitors making a short visit to UC Davis.  B-1 visitors are not eligible for employment in the United States and are not eligible to apply for a Social Security Number.

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.