1. Contact a faculty member of the English Department to see if they will serve as your faculty sponsor during your stay. Please check our website for their contact information. The faculty sponsor will not sponsor you financially, but only with his or her guidance and advice.
2. Send an email to the Administrative Officer, email@example.com, with the name of your faculty sponsor and the start and end dates you are anticipating while in Berkeley. These dates can be approximate but we will need to know month, date and year.
3. The Administrative Officer will send your request to Campus Shared Services. CSS will then get in contact with you direclty regrading all required documents to send you a DS-2019 for your J-1 visa (if needed). Typically you need to provide the biographical page of your passport and proof you can meet the necessary funding requirements to stay in Berkeley as well as a few other documents CSS will send to you that you need to complete.
4. When you have arrived in Berkeley you will need to meet with the Campus Shared Service on-boarding team to complete arrival documentation as well as show them your passport/visa and DS-2019. You will also need to meet with the Administrative Officer to pay the visa processing fee in 322 Wheeler Hall (if it was not paid via wire transfer). We are open from 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm M-F. Please contac the Admin Officer to set up an appointment. The fee must be paid in exact cash or via a check made out to UC Regents.
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