Visa information for visitors

Documentation Required for J-1 Visa

Other than the checks, all documentation should be uploaded into the Escholar system. You will receive a login and password for the system after you receive your initial invitation from the University.  All fees should be sent to the address below.

A. For all requests (upload photocopies or scans of the following):

  • Identity/biographical page of passport (showing name and date of birth of the scholar).
  • Identity/biographical page of dependents’ passports (if applicable).
  • Proof of legal permanent residence (if different from citizenship).
  • Previous DS-2019s (of scholar and dependents) (if scholar has been in J status in the past 2 years.
  • J-1 services fee payment: $410 for new, transfer, or change of status requests only. Check or money order payable to “UC Regents,” must be drawn from a U.S. bank account or affiliate, be no older than 60 days and have the scholars name on it. $200 for Expedite requests. Payable to “UC Regents,” must be drawn from a U.S. bank account or affiliate, be no older than 60 days and have the scholars name on it.B. Extension of Program 

B. If the scholar is already in J-1 status at UC Berkeley) include copies of the following:

  • Required items from #1 above.
  • 1-94 card for scholar and dependents (copy of front and back).
  • Visa stamp for scholar and dependents.
  • All DS-2019 documents for scholar and dependents.
  • J-1 extension fee payment: $200 for extension services, check or money order payable to “UC Regents,” must be drawn from a U.S. bank account or affiliate, be no older than 60 days and have the scholars name on it.

C. Funding:

  • A scholar is required to have at least $1,600 per month, plus $500/month for a spouse, and $200/month per child. 
  • Please upload a statement with your proof of funding translated into English. Please include the agency’s full name, address, and amount of funding for the duration of the stay.
  • If the funding comes from the scholar’s own personal account, you will be asked to upload a recent bank account statement (within the last 6 months with the scholar’s name noted on it).
  • If the funding comes from a family member or other private sponsor, please attach a letter from the sponsor nothing the amount of support and his/her bank account statement showing funds available to support the scholar for the specified amount of time. 

Checks and Money Orders:

Checks must be sent to:

Leori Gill Academic Personnel Coordinator/Chair's Assistant Statistics Department University of California 367 Evans Hall MC 3860 Berkeley, CA 94720-3860

Made out to:

“UC Regents,” must be drawn from a U.S. bank account or affiliate, be no older than 60 days and have the scholars name on it.