Arriving at ASU

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Welcome to Arizona State University! We are glad that you have chosen ASU for your J-1 scholar program. At the International Students and Scholars Center, we are here to help you with immigration planning and related matters during your stay.

This J-1 Scholar Arrival Guide contains essential information about immigration regulations, programs and services for new international scholars. Whether you are coming to ASU from your home country or from another U.S. university, please read this guide carefully.

This J-1 Scholar Handbook will give you useful information about your life in the U.S. 

The following webpages should give you important information regarding your arrival at ASU:

Applying for a visa

This page has instructions for applying for J-1 and J-2 visas.

Info on Visa's

Your passport and visa

Your passport, visa and immigration status have different purposes and requirements allowing you to enter and stay in the U.S. It is important that you maintain valid documents and status during your time in the U.S.

Passport and visa

J-1 scholar SEVIS validation

SEVIS validation is a mandatory process for all J-1 scholars to activate their SEVIS records upon their arrival at ASU.

J-1 scholar SEVIS info