J-1 scholars may receive honoraria, compensation, or reimbursement of expenses for occasional lectures, consultation, or other collaborative activity from an entity other than those named on the DS-2019 form after obtaining approval in writing from the J-1 program sponsor if such activity will take place in the U.S.
Request an approval for incidental activity by completing the Incidental Activity Form and returning to the Davis IC.
If the activity is an occasional lecturer, permission will be granted in the form of a letter. You should present the letter to the outside entity as proof of your authorization to be paid or receive reimbursement. You must be paid as an "independent contractor". The term independent contractor means that you do not have a sustained employer-employee relationship with the person or institution for which you are working. You do not complete an I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form with that person or institution.
If the activity is of a more sustained nature such as teaching one course at another institution that will last a whole semester, the Davis IC will need to prepare an amended DS-2019 form that will include the funding from the additional entity. We will notify the U.S. State Department of these changes in activity and funding and provide you with an amended DS-2019. The amended DS-2019 along with your I-94 and proof of identity will be used to complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form with your other employer.