J-2 Employment Authorization | Employment/Internships … – Brandeis University

Applications for J-2 employment authorization must be filed by mail to the USCIS Lockbox Facility with jurisdiction over the J-2’s place of residence. See Form I-765 Direct Filing Addresses. We recommend that you make a copy of your application and that you mail your application by certified mail, to have proof that your appplication was received. 
Processing time for J-2 Employment Authorization may vary. You can check the status of your case online at the USCIS website once you have received a Receipt Notice, 
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Academic Training Application Guide
IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
Department of State – Exchange Visitor Program Information
Department of State – Welcome Brochure for Exchange Visitors (PDF)
Please be aware, J-1 visa holders are still required to have health insurance while on Academic Training. Some health insurance options are listed below.
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International Students and Scholars Office
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Waltham, MA 02453


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