This information is for individuals with DS-2019 forms issued by ISSS only. Individuals with a different J-1 program sponsor must contact their J-1 program sponsor for travel advice!
Travel within the United States and to U.S. territories is not restricted and no special documents are required. However, it is extremely important that you and your dependents carry your passport and visa documents (including DS-2019, I-94 card, proof of Health Insurance and documentary evidence of Funding) with you when traveling in the U.S. in the event you need to present them to law enforcement officials.
You will need to bring the following with you (not in your luggage) if you are traveling outside of the United States:
US-VISIT Program, Travel to Canada and Mexico, Tourist Visas to Other Countries, Special Registration, Extended Absences, Attention Scholars, Financial Aid
If you have specific questions about travel, please consult with an ISSS adviser. Current walk-in hours are posted on the ISSS website.
Last Update: December 05, 2016