Under Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), we are required to report that an exchange visitor (J-1 visa holder) has begun his or her program participation as scheduled within 30 days of the program start date on the Form DS-2019. If you are not able to arrive in the United States within 30 days from the start date on your Form DS-2019, or if your plans change and you do not use the Form DS-2019, please contact the Foreign National Advisor immediately.
The Responsible Officer must be notified if an exchange visitor's program participation will end prior to the program end date on the Form DS-2019. Department of State regulations mandate notification, through SEVIS, when an exchange visitor has withdrawn from or completed a program thirty or more days prior to the ending date on his/her Form DS-2019.
Changes in Personal Information:
Exchange visitors (J-1 and J-2 visa holders) must contact the Foreign National Advisor within 10 days when they have a change of address, telephone number, name, etc. Such changes are required to be entered into SEVIS.