In February 2017, a new J-1 request process will be implemented. Please read the announcement about the upcoming changes and associated trainings.
J-1 General Process Timeline
Below is a general timeline for the initial J-1 Exchange Visitor (EV) visa process. This process requires the coordination of the exchange visitor, the OIS, the sponsoring Hopkins department and the U.S. Consulate. There are numerous factors that could cause the process to take longer than expected so please keep in mind that the times given below are estimates.
J-1 Internal Request Process
For a detailed description of the internal J-1 request process that preceeds the timeline above, see the J-1 process flowchart.
If you have questions about sponsorship of a J-1 Exchange Visitor, please contact the OIS at firstname.lastname@example.org.