Two different rules affect how soon a J-1 can re-enter the U.S.
A sponsoring department must notify OISS when a J-1 scholar completes his/her program by completing the appointment in HRMS.
Eligibility and Requirements for J-2 Status
J-1 scholars must have English proficiency corresponding to a 79 on the TOEFL iBT or a 6.5 on the IELTS Academic.
Departments must promptly notify the OISS of any serious incident or allegation involving a J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis the same day the incident or allegation occurs.
All J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to maintain health insurance coverage up to certain levels for the entire time that they are participating in the J-1 program.
J-1 scholar categories include Research Scholars, Professors and others.
The internship must fulfill the educational objectives for the current degree program at the individual’s home institution and assist the intern in developing practical skills to enhance future career opportunities.
All new J-1s are required to pay a SEVIS fee of $220.
Out of Country documents need to be completed when a J-1 will temporarily carry out program activities outside the U.S.
Many J-1 Exchange Visitors are subject to a Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement or 212(e).