OIS has revised the DS-2019 request form to ease the process of requesting scholars and making updates once they have arrived. The forms are divided into two parts: Part A, filled by the scholar, and Part B, filled by the department:
Part A is housed within the expanded Scholar Pre-Arrival Guides, at the end of the documents. Please note that it is mandatory that J-1 Scholars be sent this pre-arrival guide under new regulations. Please do not send only the request form.
In addition to Part A & B of the DS-2019 request form, a complete scholar request will include:
- Photocopy of passport ID page (for scholar and dependents, if applicable)
- Proof of valid funding for the requested duration of J-1 program (government/sponsor support letter, departmental offer letter, or personal bank statement). Please note that all funding information must be no more than 6 months old.
Please submit to OIS the complete package for processing. It is important to send your application at least 60-90 days in advance of the requested start date.