Maintaining Status Information
Information for New J-1 Scholars
Learn about eligibility requirements and the DS-2019 application process.
Guidelines for Maintaining Status
Learn about what changes need to be reported to OGS and what activities require additional authorization.
Health Insurance Requirements
The federal government mandates specific health insurance requirements for J-1 Exchange Visitors. Visit this page to learn about the requirements and additional resources for acquiring health insurance while in the U.S.
How to Submit E-Forms
All requests to OGS are submitted through the myOGS portal. Visit this page for more information on getting access to the portal and where to find your e-forms.
Completing Your J-1 Scholar Program
Learn about what actions are required upon completion of your J-1 program at Northeastern.
12 and 24-Month Bars for J-1 Scholars
Learn about potential bars on repeat participation if you have previously been in the U.S. as a J-1 Exchange Visitor or plan on returning as a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the future.
212(e) Two-Year Home Residency Requirement
Learn about whether you are subject to the 212(e) and what this may mean for changes of status and future employment in the U.S.