Forms & Guides for J-1 Students

This page provides links to guides & forms for students in J-1 status

Please submit any ISPO paper forms and supplemental documents by choosing ONE of the options below:

All ISPO iPortal requests can only be submitted through iPortal

  • If you have issues with submitting iPortal requests, please email detailed description of your issue with a screenshot of the issue to for troubleshooting.



Maintaining Status

Returning to UC San Diego

Additional Information


Academic Training (AT)

Additional Requests

Student Request Processing Times

Please note that it takes time to process the many requests that ISPO receives from students on a daily basis. Be sure to plan ahead and gather all the forms that might be necessary for your request so that our advisors can process these in a timely manner. 

ISPO's standard processing times for student requests are as follows:

* business days = Monday through Friday. Weekends are not counted as processing days.

**Please note that processing times may be longer during academic deadlines or peak travel times.

Request Processing Time Documents Required
Change of Status to J-1 10 business days*

See Change of Status Guide (see "Forms & Guides for non F/J Students")

Concurrent Enrollment 5 business days See Concurrent Enrollment Guide
DS-2019 Request: Add Dependent 10 business days See DS-2019 Request Form
DS-2019 Request: Change of Program Level 10 business days See Change of Program Level Guide.
DS-2019 Request: Extension  10 business days See Program Extension Guide
DS-2019 Request: New DS-2019 10 business days Request through the iPortal
DS-2019 Amendment : Name/Major/Funding Changes 5 business days See DS-2019 Amendment Guide
DS-2019 Replacement: Lost/Stolen/Damaged/I-515A 5 business days See Replacement DS-2019 Guide
J-1 Academic Training Application 10 business days Academic Training Application packet. See Academic Training Guide.
J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization 5 business days See  J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization Guide 
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal 5 business days See Leave of Absence Guide or Withdrawal from Program of Study Guide
Letter Request (Visa Status Verification; Graduation invitation; EAP verification; other) 5 business days Varies depending on reason for letter. See Letter Request Guide.
Reduced Course Load Request 5 business days See Reduced Course Load Guide.
Termination of Visa Status 5 business days See requirements on Termination of Visa Status Guide
Transfer OUT (SEVIS record release) 10 business days See Transfer Out Guide
Travel Signature (J-1 Student) 3 business days

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