J-1 Scholar Checklist

Pre-Issuance- DS2019

  • Complete and submit data collection form with required uploads:
    • Copies of passports
    • Copy of invitation letter
    • Copy of funding support
    • Attestation regarding health insurance

Upon notification of DS-2019 issuance

  • Pay SEVIS fee
  • Schedule visa interview
  • Schedule flights
  • Complete and submit arrival form
  • Confirm check-in appointment

Upon arrival at UNCC

  • Come to ISSO at scheduled time with required documents (where to list this)
  • Establish bank account (if needed)
  • Enroll eligible dependents in school
  • Pick up ID card
  • Apply for North Carolina’s Driver’s License (if needed)
  • Apply for Social Security Number (if needed)
  • Meet host and other scholars