Form DS-2019

Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status

The Form DS-2019 is issued by an Exchange Visitor Program to a prospective student or scholar to establish J-1 or J-2 status (dependent status of J-1). Individuals under the sponsorship of Yale's J-1 program are issued Form DS-2019 by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). The form, which governs the individual's activity in the U.S., is used by the student or scholar to obtain a J-1 visa and to enter the U.S.