Extension Request Procedures for J-1 Students
A J-1 student is eligible for program extension if he/she has continually maintained status by following all J-1 program requirements as described by the sponsor, USIA and INS. The extension is granted only if the student has well documented academic or medical reasons for the delay. The extension is approved by the International Student Advisor / Responsible Officer.
The extension process must be initiated and completed within a 30 day period prior to the expiration of the IAP-66 form. The 30-day grace period allowed by INS after the expiration of a J-1 program cannot be used as a period of time within which an extension or transfer request to USIA can be processed. Extension requests during the 30-day grace period will require reinstatement to J-1 program status.
Please follow the steps below:
them later in the future if you want to change your immigration status.