Nov 1 2006
Department of State Extends Exchange Visitor Program for Professors and Researchers
There’s good news for international professors and researchers working in the United States. The Department of State has amended its regulations, extending the program duration for professors and researchers participating in the Exchange Visitor Program. As of November 4, current and future professor and research program participants will be eligible to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program for up to five years. These participants, however, must meet all eligibility requirements for repeat participation in the program.
This final rule, which was published in mid-May of last year, also established a new administrative classification for some program sponsors – the G-7 category. Those sponsors that are eligible for this classification will be contacted by the Department of State; there is no need for potential sponsors to contact the Department.