Extending Your DS-2019
You will need the following:
- Have your academic advisor (degree seeking only) or program coordinator (non-degree seeking only) complete our DS-2019 Extension Request Form the same semester your DS-2019 expires, at least 5 days before the expiration date. If possible, you should submit your request at least 1 month before the expiration date.
- Submit current financial documents that prove you have enough funds to continue your studies at GSU for at least one year
The amount of financial support you need in order to receive a DS-2019 is subject to increase every year. Make sure you review our estimated costs of attendance to figure out how much you will need. Feel free to contact ISSS should you have any questions.
IMPORTANT!!!! Please note that submitting the form and financial documents does not guarantee that the extension will be granted. There must be compelling academic or medical reasons in order to be eligible for an extension—poor academic performance is not a compelling academic reason.
An ISSS advisor will review your application and discuss with you their decision.
If you are not eligible for an extension you will unfortunately not be able to continue your J-1 status at Georgia State University. If that is the case, an advisor in ISSS will meet with you to discuss your options.