J Visa Processing System
Welcome to J Visa Processing System. The School of Engineering faculty members may submit request for
J Visa processing on behalf of a candidate you wish to hire for a research appointment or
postdoctoral scholar appointment.
You may come back and check the case status, approve the forms when they are ready.
Here are some notes regarding funding, timelines and fees:
- Minimum funding of $1,600/month for primary; $500/month spouse; $300/month
each dependent child
- 3 month OIA
minimum J visa processing time to selected start date without expedited fee
- 2 week minimum processing time on top of OIA
processing time for School of Engineering
- 2 week minimum processing time for Academic Personnel in addition to OIA
and SOE processing time
For faculty sponsors, please use your UCM Net ID and password to
For J Visa beneficiaries
If you received notification via a UCM email address, please use your UCM Net ID and password to
If you received notification via a non-UCM email address,
you will need to set your password by clicking on
You may do so anytime your forget your password.
If you have any questions or comments, please send mail to
SoE-Personnel@ucmerced.edu or call (209) 228-2261.