J-1 Visiting Students who finish their program more than 15 days prior to the program end date on the DS-2019 must notify the Office of Global Services (OGS) by submitting an End of Program Notification. The End of Program Notification needs to be approved by the faculty host and the Human Resources Contact in the host college before OGS can make any changes to the program end date. J-1 Visiting Students will receive a new DS-2019 with the updated program end date.
The updated program end date will determine the start of the 12-month bar and/or the 212(e) Two-Year Home Residency Requirement for applicable J-1 Visiting Students.
J-1 Visiting Students are not required to submit the End of Program Notification if:
- They are finishing their program less than 15 days prior to the program end date.
- They were approved for a Change of Status to a different class of admission.
All Visiting Students have a 30-day grace period following their program end date during which they have lawful presence in the United States. The grace period is not denoted on the DS-2019.
During the grace period, J-1 Visiting Students are only permitted domestic travel. International travel during the grace period will complete the existing J-1 record. J-1 Visiting Students who leave the U.S. during the grace period will not be granted re-entry to the U.S. with their existing J-1 visa and DS-2019, regardless of how much grace period time has passed.