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Maintaining status

J-1 scholars must follow certain Federal regulations as administered by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) in order to maintain a legal visa status during their stay in the United States. Here you will find information relating to maintaining J-1 visa status after arrival.

DS-2019 Forms:

  • J-1 DS-2019 Request Form for New Program: PDF* | Word
  • J-1 DS-2019 Update Notification: PDF* | Word
  • J-1 DS-2019 Request Form for Program Extension: PDF* | Word
  • J-2 DS-2019 Request Form for Adding Dependents: PDF* | Word

(Please allow 7-10 business days for processing)

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