Exchange visitors participating in all categories are required to comply with the following requirements in order to maintain valid J-1 status.

Any participant who does not comply with all J visa regulations will be considered to be in violation of their status resulting in the termination of the individual’s SEVIS record, resulting in the end of the J-1 program and valid status.

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SEVIS Validation

  • Arrive in the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on the Form DS-2019 and report to International Services located in Post Hall, Suite 200
  • Complete the entire mandatory Immigration check-in process through the International Services Portal within 7 days of arrival.

Maintain Required Documents

Exchange visitors are at all times expected to maintain:

  • Valid DS-2019
  • Valid passport
  • I-94 marked D/S which stands for the duration of status

Engage in Appropriate Activities

  • Students are required to carry a full course of study.
  • Research Scholars or Professors are required to perform research activities, lecture, consult, or teach.

Be Employed Only with Authorization from International Services

  • Unauthorized employment is a violation of program status and subject to termination of status.
  • Volunteering may be considered employment for immigration purposes; consult with International Services before beginning any volunteer activity.

Maintain Health Insurance

  • Exchange visitors and any dependents are required to obtain health insurance that meets the minimum requirements throughout the entire duration of the program.

Report Address Changes

  • Report changes of your physical address, telephone number, personal email or your emergency contact details by completing the “Contact Information Update” request using the International Services Portal.
  • Update any change within 10 days.
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  • Regular Semester Hours Mon - Fri: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
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