J-1 Student

Find out what you need to do to maintain your J-1 Student status and how to obtain J-1 Student benefits.

5/11/18
Learn more about J-1 student status and how to maintain it.
9/21/17
All J-1 Exchange Visitors and their J-2 dependents are required by the U.S. Department of State to have health insurance for the entire period of their stay in the U.S. 
5/11/18
The intent of the Exchange Visitor Program is for the home country to benefit from the J-1 Exchange Visitor’s experiences in the U.S. Accordingly, J-1 Exchange Visitors and their accompanying J-2 dependents may be subject to a two-year home residency requirement.
5/11/18
The SEVIS fee is a one-time fee to cover the costs of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). 
5/11/18
If you cannot complete your program of study by the end date on your DS-2019, you must apply for an extension of stay before your current DS-2019 expires.
5/11/18
Academic Training is a type of off-campus work authorization that allows a J-1 student to gain practical experience in their field of study.
9/21/17
J-2 dependents are eligible to work in the U.S. as long as they meet certain conditions first.
5/11/18
Get the forms you need to have your SEVIS record transferred into or out of UB.
Important Reminder

If you apply for a waiver of the Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement (INA 212e), and your waiver is recommended in writing by the U.S. Department of State (“No Objection Statement”) or you receive Form I-612 from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you are no longer eligible for any J-1 benefits (DS-2019 Extension, Academic Training, SEVIS Transfer, etc.). Therefore, please consult with ISS, Talbert Hall 210, North Campus before applying for the waiver.  

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