You can apply for a DS-2019 extension if it will expire before the date you expect to complete your program of study or academic objective.
Your DS-2019 can only be extended before it expires. Submit your request as soon as possible—no later than one month before the expiration date.
Guidelines to Extend a DS-2019
Complete the following documents and upload to the J-1 Exchange Visitor (Scholar) Request for Extension google form. Please give IPS 14 working days to extend the DS-2019
- Department Approval Request for Extension of Program Form with the Michigan Tech department head's signature.
- A copy of the offer letter showing amount and duration of support. Include the new end date.
- Complete the J-1 Exchange Visitor (Scholar) Request for Extension of Program
The amount of financial support you need to receive a DS-2019 can change every year. Review our costs of attendance to figure out how much money you need.