JMU Departments and Hiring Units: To request an H-1B or J-1 for your scholar/employee, login to the JMU Exchange Visitor & Employment-Based Immigration Portal and submit a New Sponsorship Request. If you have already started your request, login to the Immigration Portal to continue working on your existing request.
New Sponsorship Request (JMU department/hiring unit initiated) - Department admins must submit this request to ISSS to determine if they will be processed as an H-1B employee or J-1 scholar. After approval of the sponsorship request, the invited H-1B or J-1 and department admin will receive an email with next steps to complete the request in the Immigration Portal. (For J-1 specific information, please review the Department Instructions for Requesting to Host J-1 Scholar.)
J-1 Health Insurance Validation - If you wish to decline the CISI health insurance policy offered by JMU, and use an alternate health insurance policy to meet the mandatory health insurance coverage requirement.