J-1 Program Length
Individuals in J-1 status may be eligible to extend their program end date (the expiration date in Section 3 of Form DS-2019. This date must always be in the future while in the U.S. in a J-1 program.
Extremely importantly, an application for program extension should be made with the ISO at least 30 days before the DS-2019 expires. Program extensions are not granted after the DS-2019 expires.
Scholars should contact their department to initiate a program extension with the ISO.
Students wishing to apply for a program extension must bring the following to the ISO during office hours:
- Academic Advisor Recommendation Form completed by your academic advisor
- DS-2019 Request Form completed by you.
- Proof of funding
- Proof of valid health insurance
If you will be completing your program before the expiration date on Form DS-2019, please contact the ISO to obtain a new Form DS-2019 documenting your shortened program.