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.
Advice from ISSS on traveling in and out of the U.S.
If your immediate family (spouse and minor unmarried children under 21) did not accompany you to the U.S. but will be entering the U.S. at a later date, they will need to obtain a dependent DS-2019 to use to apply for a J-2 visa and enter the U.S.
As a J VISA holder in the U.S., you have specific restrictions that connected to your category, time spent in the U.S., funding, and exchange visitor skills list.
The two-year home-country physical presence requirement, also referred to by its legal designation “Section 212(e),” is a special characteristic of Exchange Visitor status for some individuals.” Exchange Visitors subject to Section 212(e) are not eligible to change status to another non-immigrant visa status in the United States.