Non-immigrants who are in "J" Status are participants in the Exchange Visitor Program, whose primary purpose is to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Therefore, individuals in "J" Status are called "Exchange Visitors." Although there are several categories under which an Exchange Visitor may participate at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the majority of our Visitors are Research Scholars or Medical Trainees.
For application procedures please click on the appropriate category in the "J-1 Visa Categories" section.
For an estimated timeline of how long this visa will take to be processed, please click on the following links below: