J-1 Transfer Out

J-1 Exchange Visitors may transfer from one program sponsor to another if the purpose of the transfer is to complete the academic objective for which he or she was admitted to the United States. The exchange visitor must also remain in the sameĀ  participant category and not exceed the maximum duration of program participation for their category.

The transfer requires coordination between the following parties:

  • The J-1 student
  • The current institution’s host department
  • The current institution’s International Student Advisor
  • The new institution’s host department
  • The new institution’s International Student Advisor

Once all parties have confirmed that the transfer is to complete the academic objective for which theĀ  J-1 student was admitted to the United States and that the student will remain in the same participant category the following needs to take place:

  • The student must request that the International Student Advisor at the ISSO transfer their electronic SEVIS record to their new school by submitting the J-1 Student DS-2019 Request Form to the ISSO.
  • The International Student Advisor at the ISSO must electronically transfer the J-1 students SEVIS record to their new school on the agreed upon effective date.