Services for International Students and Scholars

J-1 Scholar Mandatory Clearance Sessions

All J-1 Scholars must attend a mandatory OGS J-1 Scholar Immigration Clearance Session at the first available time listed below after entering the US. Failure to attend this session will compromise your immigration status.

When you come to a Clearance session, you will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • Your DS-2019
  • Your Passport containing your J-1 Visa
  • (If applicable) Your dependents’ DS-2019 and their passport(s) containing their J-2 visa(s)
  • I-94 Information – You need to retrieve and print this information from the I-94 Website

NOTE: All scholars are required to register for an Immigration Clearance Session before attending. Please find upcoming sessions and mandatory registration here.