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Ending Your Non-Immigrant Status (Departure)

The J-1 program end date is on the DS-2019 in Section #3.

In all cases, however, the actual status end date is the date that you stop your approved activity, or the end date on your forms, whichever comes first. For example, if a J-1 finishes his/her program three months early, then the lawful J-1 status also ends three months early.

If you are transferring to another institution, please see Transfer information here.

Please remind your department facilitator/HR contact to complete an online Departure form for you, as our office is required to notify the appropriate government agencies of your departure.  Please contact us if you have questions about your status ending.

Grace periods

  • J-1 status allows for a 30 day grace period from the end date on the DS-2019 or the end date of your J-1 program activity, whichever comes first.  You may not work or be paid during this period, nor may you depart and reenter the U.S.