Instructions for NYU J-1 Exchange Visitors on Obtaining Permission for Incidental Employment (Occasional Paid Lecturing or Consulting) Outside of NYU
J-1 federal regulations for exchange visitors in the Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar categories (in box 4 on Form DS-2019) allow for participation in occasional lectures and short-term consultations at locations not listed on NYU’s Form DS-2019. Such activities must be approved by the program sponsor (NYU) and must:
- be directly related to the objectives of the exchange visitor’s program;
- be incidental to the exchange visitor’s primary program activities; and
- not delay the completion date of the visitor’s program.