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  • Change of Major/Change of Level | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Change of Major Change of Level Change of Major Change of Level Change of Major Change of Level F 1 and J 1 students are admitted to the U S to work towards the attainment of a specific education or professional objective as stated in U S Federal Regulations J 1 students are not permitted to change academic majors in the U S F 1 students are permitted to change their majors U S regulations do not require a government adjudication to change or add academic majors However as an F 1 visa holder you are responsible for maintaining an accurate updated SEVIS I 20 as the major listed on the I 20 has implications for subsequent employment authorization Notify your International Student Adviser of a change of major so that a new SEVIS I 20 may be processed and printed For F 1 students only Follow all Vanderbilt University academic requirements for change of major Inform your International Student Adviser of the program change submit to ISSS a letter of authorization on departmental letterhead and written by your academic adviser or dean Submit the Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension form Your International Student Adviser will review your application for approval and issue you a new document Change of Level Procedures As an international student if you decide to pursue a different or subsequent academic program at Vanderbilt you must follow procedures to maintain status while continuing to another degree level A change of level may be from B S to M S M A to PhD or other This also includes reductions of academic level such as PhD to M S and same level degree changes such as one M A to a different M A Like a change of major a change of academic degree level does not require government adjudication Again you are responsible for maintaining an accurate updated SEVIS document as the academic level listed on the I 20 or DS 2019 has implications for subsequent employment authorization Notify your International Student Adviser of your

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/change-major-level/ (2016-02-16)
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  • J-1 Interns | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Place to Live Setting Up Your Housing Phone Service Transportation and Driving Public Transportation Obtaining a Driver License Buying a Car Campus and Community Adjusting to Life in the U S English Language Center Public and Campus Safety 9 1 1 User Guide for Emergencies Know Your Rights If Stopped by Police or FBI Identity Theft Protection Nashville Community Religious Communities and Resources Resources for Families Shop Dine and Explore Bars Microbreweries Dance Clubs Pool Halls Bowling Alleys Grocery Stores Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration J 1 Interns J 1 Interns Evaulation

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/j-1-interns/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Two-Year Home Country Residence Requirement | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Two Year Home Country Residence Requirement Two Year Home Country Residence Requirement The two year home country physical presence requirement is one of the most unique characteristics of exchange visitor status This rule is tied to the J 1 exchange visitor s field of study and country of last permanent residence Exchange Visitors subject to the two year residence requirement must return to their home countries and be physically present there for an aggregate of two years before being eligible to return to the US in immigrant permanent resident green card status H status temporary workers and dependents or L status intracompany transferees and dependents Exchange Visitors subject to the two year home country residence requirement are not eligible to change their nonimmigrant status from J to permanent residence or to any other nonimmigrant category except A diplomatic and G international organization Note that former Exchange Visitors are eligible for all other nonimmigrant visa types even if subject to the two year residence requirement Only lawful permanent residence and H and L visas are prohibited Exchange Visitors subject to the two year residence requirement are eligible to leave the US and apply for visas to return as tourists or as F 1 students or as J 1 Exchange Visitors The usual visa requirements must be met Persons with a two year residence requirement are eligible for program transfers and extension of their J status up to the limits of time for their particular Exchange Visitor category Grounds for Being Subject Not all Exchange Visitors are subject to the two year residence requirement There are three grounds on which an Exchange Visitor can become subject The Exchange Visitor s participation in an exchange program was financed directly or indirectly by the US government or a foreign government for the purpose of exchange The skills that the Exchange Visitor is coming to develop or exercise are in a field which the Exchange Visitor s home government requested be included on the skills list set by the US Department of State DOS The Exchange Visitor comes to the US to receive graduate medical education or training Exchange visitors should refer to their DS 2019 and J Visa stamp to determine if they are subject to the two year home country residence requirement An Exchange

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/212e/ (2016-02-16)
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  • J-1 Violation | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Resources Resources for Families Shop Dine and Explore Bars Microbreweries Dance Clubs Pool Halls Bowling Alleys Grocery Stores Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home J 1 Violation J 1 Violation Violation Correction Eligibility A non immigrant alien who has failed to maintain status may apply for a correction of the record or reinstatement for lawful status at the discretion of the DOS Department of State but only under limited conditions specified in Immigration Regulations Correction of the Record may be considered if the following are applicable You are pursuing or intending to pursue the original program objective You have not willfully failed to maintain insurance coverage during the period which is being corrected No more than 120 days have passed since the infraction occurred Your violation of the regulations was not substantive Reinstatement may be considered if the following can be proved You have been out of status for more than 120 days but no more than 270 days Your violation was due to circumstances beyond your control and if reinstatement were not granted it will cause you unusual hardship You have not knowingly or willfully failed to obtain or maintain required health insurance at all time while in the U S You were not engaged in unauthorized employment Procedures for Correcting the Record Your International Student Adviser may correct through SEVIS the following technical or minor infractions Failure to submit DS 2019 extension prior to current DS 2019 end date due to inadvertence or neglect Please submit your program extension documentation to your International Student Adviser Failure to receive prior approval and or an amended DS 2019 before accepting an honorarium or other type of payment for engaging in a normally approvable and appropriate activity lecture consultation Please submit a letter from employer

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/j-1-violation/ (2016-02-16)
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  • J-1 Scholars | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration J 1 Scholars J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation The United States Department of State DOS administers the Exchange Visitor Program EVP which implements the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 the Fulbright Hays Act This act promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges The EVP provides foreign nationals with opportunities to participate in exchange programs in the United States and then return home to share their experiences Vanderbilt University as a designated sponsor of an EVP offers such opportunities Vanderbilt EVP offers programs as short as

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/j-1-scholars/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Categories | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration J 1 Scholars Categories Categories These categories are not Vanderbilt appointment titles but rather immigration categories The category that best meets the needs of the sponsoring department and most accurately reflects the exchange visitor s primary activity at Vanderbilt will be stated in item 4 of the DS 2019 form The department appointment title is not listed on the DS 2019 form Research Scholar and Professor Qualifications The Department Of State requires Exchange Visitors in the Research Scholar Professor category to have academic credentials generally at least a bachelor s degree or equivalent and experience appropriate to the field of endeavor Activity The activity must be full time and temporary Cannot be a tenure track position Emphasis on research observation or consultation but may also teach and lecture Length of Stay The minimum stay in the US is three weeks and the maximum stay is five years No extension beyond five years is possible Research Scholars Professors have a 30 day grace period after their program ends to leave the US Eligibility for Repeat Participation Exchange Visitors who complete a J 1 program in the Research Scholar Professor category regardless of the program s duration incur a two year window of ineligibility before a new program in the Research Scholar Professor category can begin Exchange Visitors including J 2 dependents in any category except Short Term Scholar incur a one year window of ineligibility before beginning a program in the Research Scholar Professor category if they were in the US at any time during the 12 month period immediately prior to the start of the new program unless the total stay was less than six months Neither the two year nor the one year bar to eligibility for the Research Scholar Professor category apply to exchange visitors who transfer to Vanderbilt from another institution within the US to continue their current J 1 program Short Term Scholar Qualifications Department of State requires Exchange Visitors in the Short Term Scholar category to have academic credentials generally at least a bachelor s degree or equivalent and experience appropriate to the field of endeavor Activity The activity must be full time and temporary Short Term Scholars may teach lecture observe consult or perform research and participate in seminars workshops conferences and other types of educational or professional activities Length of Stay Short Term

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/j-1-scholars/categories/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Bars on Repeat Participation | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration J 1 Scholars Bars on Repeat Participation Bars on Repeat Participation Time spent in the US as a J 1 Exchange Visitor or J 2 dependent might affect eligibility for future J 1 status in the Research Scholar or Professor categories These periods of ineligibility are referred to as the 24 month and 12 month bars The 24 month and 12 month bars apply only to persons beginning an Exchange Visitor program in the categories of Research Scholar or Professor The bars do not affect eligibility for other J 1 categories such as Short Term Scholar Specialist or Student Intern Click here to download a helpful chart on the 12 and 24 month bar rules created by the Department of State Exchange Visitor Program Stanley Colvin on May 24 2007 See Page 4 for the document 24 Month Bar Exchange Visitors in either the Research Scholar or Professor categories are subject to a 24 month bar on repeat participation in those categories if they completed their program on or after November 17 2006 regardless of the previous program s duration Transferring to another institution to continue the current J 1 program does not trigger the 24 month bar Also no time spent in any other J 1 category triggers the 24 month bar The Department of State took the position that the 24 month bar will also apply to J 2 dependents of J 1 Professors or Research Scholars if the J 2 subsequently wishes to return as a Professor or Research Scholar Note that the 24 month bar is not the same as the two year home country physical presence requirement 12 Month Bar Exchange Visitors not subject to the 24 month bar might be subject to the 12 month bar The 12 month bar prohibits Exchange Visitors from beginning a new program in the Research

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/j-1-scholars/bars/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Occasional Lectures and Consultations | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Resources for Families Shop Dine and Explore Bars Microbreweries Dance Clubs Pool Halls Bowling Alleys Grocery Stores Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration J 1 Scholars Occasional Lectures and Consultations Occasional Lectures and Consultations Definition According to regulation 22 C F R 62 20 g exchange visitors in the professor research scholar and short term scholar categories may participate in occasional single event rather than an ongoing activity lectures and short term consultations if authorized to do so by their sponsor Vanderbilt Department and ISSS Authorization must be provided prior to the activity

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/j-1-scholars/occasional-lectures-and-consultations/ (2016-02-16)
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