Gaining J Designation Approval


Gaining J Designation ApprovalIn this 45-minute short course, learn about the Department of State’s J Designation in order to prepare your organization’s DS-3036 application package. If you are considering hosting J Exchange Visitors, you will want this overview of the process and expert troubleshooting information.

Examine the process of preparing the DS-3036 including the length of time to complete necessary documents. Find out tips on how to create supplemental information that show your program’s planning and readiness for accepting J Exchange Visitors.


Elements addressed within this presentation include:

  • Institutional motivation for considering applying for sponsorship designation;
  • Factors to determine if applying for J sponsorship designation is right for your institution;
  • Other elements to consider: Planning for pre-arrival communications and orientation programs, supervision, evaluation and monitoring of the Exchange Visitors;
  • Practical advice on completing the application.