Office of International Affairs International Student & Scholar Services

J Program 30-Day Grace Period

Upon completion of the J program described on form DS-2019, the J-1 visitor and dependents can legally remain in the United States for up to 30 days beyond the program end-date on form DS-2019 while preparing to leave the United States.  The grace period does not apply if the J program is terminated prematurely.

Extensions and transfers of program must be processed before the 30-day grace period begins.  The entire transfer process must be completed before the end-date on the prior DS-2019.

Questions concerning the J grace period should be directed to the Scholars Counselor at the Office of International Affairs.

Revised: 7/2007

Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs, MS 5004, 742-2974, fax 742-1286