When your J-1 Scholar Program is Done

Exchange visitors have a 30-day grace period after they complete their programs. J-1 scholars are free to travel in the United States before they go home.

If you leave after the official program end date on your DS-2019 or less than 30 days before it expires, there are no formal check-out procedures. Contact International Programs and Services if you have questions or concerns about your program or future plans with Michigan Tech.

If you end your J-1 visit more than 30 days prior to the program end date listed on your DS-2019, please email IPS:

  • your name
  • ID number
  • departure date
  • reason (for example, returning home)

We will update your information with the national Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) so that the correct information is on your record.