J-1 status is used by many different visitors to the U.S. At HSU J-1 status is most often used by visiting and exchange students and by international scholars. J-1 status is a nonimmigrant classification, which means that you must demonstrate to the U.S. government that you do not intend to reside in the U.S. on a permanent basis. You must also demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language. Form DS-2019 provides evidence of eligibility for J-1 status.
Applications to change to J-1 status may be filed by individuals who are residing in the U.S. in a qualifying nonimmigrant status. All other students must apply for a visa stamp abroad.
If you would like to change to J-1 status in the U.S., please contact the Center for International Programs to discuss the options at least six months before the planned start date of your program.
J-1 Status Details
- J-1 Exchange Students
- J-1 Visiting and Degree Students
- Visa Stamp
- Form I-94
- Form DS-2019
- Entering the U.S.
- Changing to J-1 Status
- Maintaining J-1 Status
- Social Security
- Program Extension
- Grace Period
- Travel Abroad
- Travel to Canada or Mexico
- J-2 Status
- Two-Year Home Residency
- Visitors Who Require B-2 Visa
- Health Insurance
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|Certificate of Finances - Undergraduate||Certification of Financial Support for undergraduate students.||Certificate of Finances - Undergraduate|
|Address Change Form||Use this form to notify the CIP of a change of address (must be submitted within ten days of moving).||Address Change Form|
|On-campus Employment for J-1 Students||Download this form to learn about on-campus employment.||On-campus Employment for J-1 Students|
|Extension of Time to Complete Program||Submit this form to request an extension of your I-20 to complete your program.||Extension of Time to Complete Program|
|J-1 Application for Academic Training||Fill out this application to apply for Academic Training (AT).||J-1 Application for Academic Training|
|Model Employer Letter||A sample letter for employers to fill out for students applying for AT.||Model Employer Letter|
|I-20/DS-2019 Request Form||Fill out this form to request a new or updated I-20 or DS-2019.||I-20-DS2019 Request form|
|RCL Authorization||Fill out this form to request a Reduced Course Load.||Reduced Course-Load (RCL) Authorization|
|Transfer from HSU||Use this form if you are planning on transferring to another university.||Transfer from HSU Information|
|Travel Request Form||Submit this form to request a travel signature.||Travel Request Form|
|Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Request||Submit this form to request a leave of absence or withdrawal.||Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Request|
|Social Security Number Application Information||Download these instructions to learn how to apply for a social security number.||How to apply for a Social Security Number|
|Departure Survey||Please submit this form before you depart HSU.||Departure Survey|