J-1: Scholar: Report an Incident
UAMS is required to report any serious matter involving a J-1 scholar or accompanying J-2 dependent. Any incident or event that impacts the health, safety, or welfare of J visa holders or could cause “notoriety or disrepute” to the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is reportable.
What need to be reported?
Here is a general guideline of what incidents must be reported:
- Death or disappearance
- Serious injury or illness (e.g., serious mental health incidents, any surgery requiring hospitalized of more than 48 hours)
- Incidents involving the criminal justice system (e.g., arrest, charges, law enforcement involvement)
- Litigation (in which UAMS or a J-1 scholar/J-2 dependent may be named)
- Sexually-related incidents or abuse
- Negative press involving UAMS and the J-1 exchange visitor program
- Incidents where J-1 scholar’s foreign government has become involved
- Lost or stolen passport or DS-2019
- Other situations impacting a J-1 scholar’s safety and well-being
How to report?
J-1 scholars including J-2 dependents must report any serious incident or allegation to UAMS Immigration Services. Immigration Services may need to report the matter to Department of State. All reporting is expected to take place within one business day of incident occurrence.
Report to UAMS Immigration Service: firstname.lastname@example.org