J-1 Research Scholars are eligible for participation in a program for up to 5 years.
Extensions of Stay:
Extensions of stay may be granted up to the 5-year maximum. Requests for extensions of stay should be made at least 120 days prior to the expiration date on the DS-2019 Form. For extension to be processed, a completed "Request for J-1 Visa Form," signed by the Sponsor (faculty mentor) must be submitted to the OIS (Belfer Building, Room 1201). The DS-2019 Form will be provided to the Research Scholar by the OIS with instructions on how to complete the extension process.