J-1 Exchange Visitor Extension Request
Please complete the form below to request a program extension for a J-1 Exchange Visitor.
This form may be used for exchange visitors in the categories of Research Scholar and Short-Term Scholar. Extension requests should be submitted as soon as the appointment is confirmed, approximately 2-3 months in advance of the program expiration, but at least 30 days before the current DS-2019 expires.
The UAMS Responsible Officer will review the request and determine whether the visitor is eligible for the requested extension. Separate requests are not required for spouses or children on J-2 visa, their stays will be extended upon approval of the primary J-1 extension.
Upon approval of the request, the exchange visitor will be issued a new DS-2019 Form. The individual submitting this form will be notified when the DS-2019 form is prepared.
J-1 Research Scholars
- This category is limited to a total of 5 years in J-1 status.
J-1 Short Term Scholars
- This category is limited to a total of 6 months in J-1 status. Extensions beyond 6 months are not permitted.