Hosting International Scholars

Items scholars should bring with them

At the Port of Entry to the U.S., visitors must have the following items with them:

  • Passport, with appropriate visa from U.S. embassy or consulate
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Return Airline Ticket (or confirmation of the return trip)
  • Sponsoring document, such as the DS-2019 for visitors entering on a J-1 visa

Upon arrival on-campus, visitors should have the following items with them:

  • Tax Cover Sheet (if required)
  • W-8BEN (if required and not yet faxed)
  • Proof of Health Insurance Coverage
    • The amount and extent of coverage should be included
    • This documentation must be provided in English