As a J-1 Scholar it is your responsibility to maintain your immigration status and understand the rules and regulations that determine your status in the U.S. While you are in J-1 status, you should engage only in activities permitted under the program and category identified on your Form DS-2019; refrain from unauthorized employment; and maintain the required health, repatriation, and medical evacuation insurance coverage. If you are sponsored by CU Denver and happen to be a physician in your home country, please remember that patient contact by physicians on the University’s J-1 program is strictly forbidden.

If your DS-2019 is set to expire or are in need of an extension, please be in contact with your department. They will be our main contact for any amendment, extension, or end of your J-1 at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Below are some of the requirements. These are not inclusive or exclusive of all regulations. For more information on your status make sure you have met and spoken with our office in order to know what you need to do to maintain your status.