Center for International Education


Holloway Hall
Salisbury University - Center for International Education
Immigration Advising

J-1 Visa Status

Common Procedures for Continuing Exchange Visitors

Shorten/End/Terminate program

The RO/ARO can shorten the program duration for en Exchange Visitor.  A new Program End Date that meets the maximum and minimum duration of participants rules must be selected.

The Exchange Visitor's program participation can be ended (concluded) for the following reasons:

  • Completed
  • Death of Exchange Visitor
  • Inability to continue program
  • Program completed 30 or more days before program end date
  • Withdrawal from program

The Exchange Visitor's program can also be terminated by the RO/ARO, and has an adverse effect on the Exchange Visitor.  The Exchange Visitor's program can be terminated for the following reasons:

  • Conviction of a crime
  • Disciplinary action
  • Engaging in unauthorized employment
  • Failure to pursue Exchange Visitor program activity
  • Failure to submit change of current address within 10 days
  • Failure to maintain health insurance
  • Failure to maintain a full course of study
  • Involuntary suspension
  • Violating Exchange Visitor program regulations
  • Violating sponsor rules governing the program
  • Other (if used, must enter an explanation of program termination)