New DS-2019 Request Form and Pre-Arrival Info

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.

For more information about hosting exchange visitors and departmental responsibilities, please refer to our webpage For NC State Staff and our Checklist for Personnel Representatives.