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In determining the eligibility of a potential J-1 exchange scholar, the department must establish that:
Apply to the ISSC to obtain a DS-2019. We will issue the DS-2019 within 7-10 working days of a complete application.
Submit your DS-2019 Application packet. Be sure to include these supporting documents:
Within 7-10 working days of receiving a complete application, we will contact you via email when the Exchange Scholar's DS-2019 package is ready for pick up. We will also include a copy of Exchange Scholar's DS-2019 for your records.
The Exchange Scholar has the right to remain in the United States to complete his or her program objective provided that does not exceed the total length of time permitted by his or her program category and he/she adheres to all regulations of his/her J-1 status.
A research scholar or professor appointment is normally held for up to one year, and may be renewed for no more than one additional year.
To extend a J-1 Exchange Scholar stay:
Submit the DS-2019 extension application and supporting documents.
Funding documentation showing ability to cover current estimates of monthly living expenses.
How to show documentation of funds:
Estimates of monthly living expenses: