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.

After entering the US, but before attending a Clearance session, you must complete the mandatory Online J-1 Exchange Visitor Immigration Clearance Form. It should take you about 10 minutes to complete this online form. 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.