International Office

Exchange Visitors (J-1)

J-1 exchange visitors on a University of Michigan-Dearborn DS-2019 should be aware of how the new federal immigration regulations will affect them. SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) brings a response of zero tolerance to people who violate the terms of their visa status.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information within this site is not exhaustive and is subject to change without notice. You should contact the International Office to arrange an appointment to discuss any changes in your program or questions or concerns related to your legal status in the United States.




Maintaining Status

Obtaining your Visa and Arrival Information

Other Issues of Concern


Transfer to Another J Program


Two Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement