If you need to extend you stay in the U.S., your host department will submit an application for an extension of your status directly to ISSC. Check below for the maximum amount of time allowed for your visa category before working with your department and gathering the documentation required for an extension.
|J-1 Scholar category||Maximum duration|
|Short-term Scholar||6 months|
|Professor/Research Scholar||1 year upfront, then extended yearly for up to a total of 5 consecutive years|
|Student Non-Degree||2 years|
|J-1 Student Intern||12 months|