NOTE: J-1 visitors MUST report to ISSS no later than 30 days after the reporting date on the DS-2019 or they will be out of visa status. It is vital that you notify ISSS IMMEDIATELY of any delay in arrival beyond that date so that a new form can be issued.

Upon arrival of the visitor, the department should make photocopy of the DS-2019, passport identification page, visa, and I-94 and forward it to International Students & Scholars Services. If the visitor is accompanied by any dependents, we would appreciate copies of their documents, as well. This information is routinely kept on all international students and scholars and is considered confidential. Additionally, we will send a letter to the prospective J-1 exchange visitor telling him/her that he/she must contact ISSS within five days of arrival to make an appointment for a mandatory orientation session, in order to avoid going out of visa status and inadvertently finding him/herself to be in the U.S.A. illegally. The visitor can bring the documents to ISSS when this visit is made.

Departure of International Visitor

When the visitor has completed his/her program in your department, please complete the attached Termination Report and forward it to this office within 10 days before the expiration of the current DS-2019 form. In some cases, the visitor may be transferring to another institution to continue the same activity. If this is the case, the visitor will need to notify ISSS of the program they intend to transfer to, and the intended transfer date, at least 30 days before his/her intended transfer date or current DS-2019 expiration date, whichever comes earlier.