Form DS-2019

Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status

The Form DS-2019 is issued by an Exchange Visitor Program to a prospective student or scholar to establish J-1 or J-2 status (dependent status of J-1). Individuals under the sponsorship of Yale’s J-1 program are issued Form DS-2019 by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) (Link 1). The form, which governs the individual’s activity in the U.S., is used by the student or scholar to obtain a J-1 visa and to enter the U.S.