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Incidental Employment Authorization
As a J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsored by TU, you are not allowed to work or receive any funds for reimbursement from any source outside of TU without prior written approval by ISSS.
J-1 Exchange Visitors in the Professor, Research Scholar and Short-Term Scholar categories are only allowed to receive payment as specifically noted on their Form DS-2019 unless given prior written authorization by a Responsible/Alternate Responsible Officer at ISSS before accepting such payment. With this prior written authorization, a scholar may be compensated, paid, or reimbursed for occasional off-campus lectures, consultations, or seminars.
J regulations require that the occasional lectures or short-term consultations that you are receiving compensation for must:
Follow the steps below at least 10 working days prior your proposed compensated activity. Authorization cannot be given after the activity has occurred. Receiving unauthorized payment is a violation of J-1 status.
1. Obtain a letter from the prospective employer that includes the following items:
2. Obtain a letter from your faculty mentor at TU that includes the following items:
3. Submit both of these letters to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com at least 10 business days PRIOR to the proposed activity.
Scholars sponsored by Fulbright, or other Exchange Programs must contact their program sponsor for specific information and instructions