Requesting Sponsorship

Requesting Sponsorship


Before you request UMass VIP access, designate a person(s) within your department who will process all of the J scholar visa requests and be the point person to contact regarding the requests. In most cases, this will be an administrative person and not the sponsoring faculty member.

If you are the designated person(s) in your department and are inviting a scholar on a J visa then you will need to start the process through our UMass VIP system. Log In with your UMass username and password. You will receive an email once your request has been approved. 

Please refer to this guide for requesting access to the VIP system for instructions.

If you already have access to the UMass VIP system please login and go to Departmental Services and add a new person to start a request.

Please consult IPO if you are unsure of the visa category that your scholar should use to enter the U.S.

If you have any questions of problems with the E-Forms please contact Nichole Hunley.