How to Maintain J-1 Exchange Visitor Status


J-1 Exchange Visitor Responsibilities


Before arrival:

  • Supply all application materials to the sponsoring department including:
    • Biographical page of passport
    • Proof of sufficient funds

After arrival:

  • Check in with the Center for International Studies and present all required documents within 30 days of your arrival in the United States. Documents include:
    • DS-2019
    • Passport
    • I-94 card

  • Pay the balance for the international health insurance policy at the Business Services office upon your arrival on campus.

  • Engage only in the activities permitted by the program and category listed on your DS-2019 form.

  • Maintain a valid passport at all times.

  • Refrain from unauthorized employment.  Prior authorization for incidental employment at another institution is required.

  • Report a change of address in the U.S. within 10 days to the Center for International Studies.

  • File US Federal and Minnesota State Tax returns.

  • Obtain a travel signature from the Center for International Studies prior to traveling outside of United States.

  • Inform the Center for International Studies upon completion of your program at St. Cloud State University.

  • Depart the United States within the 30 day grace period.


Travel Information for J-1 Exchange Visitors click here

Replacement of Lost or Stolen Documents click here

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