Center for International Education


Holloway Hall
Salisbury University - Center for International Education
Immigration Advising

J-1 Visa Status

Common Procedures for Continuing Exchange Visitors

Extension Information

To extend Form DS-2019 to continue in the same exchange visitor program, the RO/ARO will do the following:
  • Determine that the exchange visitor has been maintaining his or her program status, and that the extension will not exceed any regulatory limits for the category (see Department of State Maximum and Minimum Duration of Participation Rules for limits on duration of stay for the particular category);
  • Update SEVIS with the extended program information, including new end date and financial information. This must be done prior to the end date of the current DS-2019;
  • Print and sign the revised DS-2019; and
  • Give the revised DS-2019 to the exchange visitor, who should sign and retain it.

In order to request an extension, please fill out the J-1 Program Extension Form.