DS-2019 Extension

The DS-2019 Extension is intended for J-1 students who are not able to complete all degree requirements to graduate by the program end date listed on the DS-2019 Form.  You can request an extension to obtain more time for completion of the degree.  Instructions for how to submit the extension request are outlined below.  Your International Student Advisor (ISA) will inform you by email when the DS-2019 extension has been processed.

DS-2019 Extension Eligibility Guidelines:

  • You must have continually maintained legal status
  • The extension request must be supported by “compelling academic or medical reasons”
  • Show proof of sufficient funds and current insurance coverage (including dependents)
  • The application for extension must be submitted to ISS within a 90-day period prior to the expiration of the current DS-2019.
  • Extensions are granted for a maximum of one year at a time.  If additional time is needed, a second request may be submitted at a future date.
  • J-2 dependent extensions are granted at the same time as extensions for the primary J-1.

To request an DS-2019 Extension, please submit the following:

  • DS-2019 Extension Request, signed by you
  • Academic Advisor’s Recommendation for Extension, signed by your Academic Advisor
  • Proof of Financial Support for the period of the extension, see Financial Support Guidelines for additional information.
  • Show proof of sufficient funds and current insurance coverage (including dependents)

The extension request may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • At the UFIC front desk in 190 HUB or
  • By email/fax to your ISA  

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