The information on this page is for individuals who have been admitted to Summer or Winter Institutes within The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Due to variations in the Institutes and in the situations of individuals attending the Institutes, it is necessary for the Office of International Services to determine the appropriate visa type for particpants on an individual basis.
So that we may advise you regarding the appropriate visa type, please complete the Institute Applicant Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In reply, you and the coordinator of the Institute you plan to attend will receive an email indicating the appropriate visa status. If necessary, the Institute coordinator will begin the process of requesting J-1 sponsorship for you.
Information for Institute participants requiring J-1 sponsorship
If J-1 sponsorship is necessary, you will need to provide the Institute coordinator with the following documents:
- copy of your unexpired passport ID page
- copy of your funding documents
You will receive an email with instructions on how to access a web portal called iHopkins. The email will ask you to fill out the J-1 Applicant Information E-Form and, if applicable, the SEVIS Dependent E-Form (the SEVIS Dependent E-Form is the form you will need to complete if you plan to bring a spouse or dependent child on a J-2 dependent visa). You will need to provide a copy of your passport biographical page with the request as well as funding documentation. Your institute coordinator will work with the OIS to ensure that you receive your DS-2019. If you have not received an email with instructions to access the iHopkins web portal and complete the J-1 Applicant Information E-Form, please contact your institute coordinator.
While in J-1 status, you must maintain health insurance for yourself and any J-2 dependents. While the OIS cannot endorse any specific plan we do encourage you to consider those plans endorsed by NAFSA as Global Partners.
Check In with the OIS
Upon arrival, you are required to check in with the OIS. Please check with your Institute coordinator to see if there is a scheduled time for you to complete the check-in process. If not, you can check in during OIS office hours. Please bring your passport, DS-2019, printout of I-94 information (obtained here after arriving in the U.S.) and check-in form.
Information for Institute Coordinators
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