Travel Signature Request Form


Only Responsible Officers (ARO/RO), registered with the U.S. Department of State, are authorized to sign a DS-2019. Members of the International Faculty & Scholar Office staff are ARO/RO. If the DS-2019 was issued by another institution, then only that institution’s Responsible Officers may offer a travel signature. You can still receive advice and support, however, from the UC San Diego International Faculty & Scholar Office.


This form is required for J-1 scholars or J-2 dependents requesting a travel signature on the Form DS-2019. You must submit your original DS-2019 to our office in order to process this request. Please allow 2 business days for processing.