After Arrival in the United States
After arriving in the United States, J-1 Exchange Visitors must visit Jazmin Sharif in the Office of International Education (OIE) with their passport and DS-2019 to be welcomed and validated in SEVIS.
J-1 Research Scholars and J-1 Short-term Scholars who are holding paid positions of employment must obtain an authorized letter from Jazmin to take with them to the Social Security Administration to apply for a Social Security Number as soon as possible.
Be sure to contact the OIE if a change of address or telephone number occurs so that the OIE can update your records in SEVIS.
If you have plans to travel outside of the U.S. during your J-1 program period, please inform the OIE at least two weeks in advance to receive a Travel Authorization signature on your DS-2019.