Individuals in J-1 status may be eligible to extend their program end date (the expiration date in Section 3 of Form DS-2019). It is extremely important that an application for program extension should be made with the ISSFS before the DS-2019 expires. Program extensions are not granted after the DS-2019 expires.
should contact their department to coordinate a program extension with the ISSFS.
wishing to apply for a program extension must bring the following to the ISSFS during office hours:
- Extension of Time to Complete Program Form
- Proof of funding
- Proof of valid health insurance
If you will complete your program before
the expiration date on Form DS-2019, please contact the ISSFS to obtain a new Form DS-2019 documenting your shortened program.