Position Types & Eligible Immigration Status

Position Types and Eligible Immigration Status for Scholars

Visa categories vary from position to position based on whether it is a paid or unpaid position and whether the position is temporary or permanent. For many positions, several visa options may be available depending on the applicant’s eligibility, country of citizenship, and whether he or she is already in the U.S. in a particular non-immigrant status. Generally, sponsorship for the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa is the standard for applicants coming directly from outside of the U.S.

It is left primarily to the hiring department to decide the title that will be given to a J-1 exchange visitor. We have listed the main groups of position types at NC State and the suitability of J-1 status for this position:

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