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:
In advance of the date of your engagement:
1) Send an e-mail to your International Scholar advisor to request a J-1 work authorization letter.
2) Ask a representative from the offering institution to also send an e-mail that:
3) Ask your NYU faculty sponsor/supervisor to send an e-mail to your International Scholar Advisor recommending such activity, explaining how it would enhance your exchange visitor program.
4) OGS will review the request and if approved, issue a J-1 work authorization letter via e-mail within five working days.
Note: Permission is necessary even if you will only be reimbursed for expenses.