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Your DS-2019, passport, and entry visa are important legal documents.
Immigration regulations require you to complete a full course of study every term unless you meet certain conditions.
You may request a reduced course load if you meet certain immigration regulations.
You are required to report your U.S. residential address to your J-1 sponsor within 10 days of moving.
You must comply with visa regulations. Not doing so could result in the loss of legal status.
Some visa holders are required to return home for at least two years after their exchange visitor program.
You will need to transfer your visa if you decide to transfer schools.
The University is required to notify SEVIS when a student is no longer enrolled.
All international students and their dependents must purchase the Student Health Benefit Plan.
Students on J-1 visas must have work authorization before starting work.
You must have an off-campus work permit before working off campus.
You can travel as you wish within the United States , but you should bring certain documentation ith you.
It is essential that you ensure you have valid documentation before traveling outside the U.S.
J-2 dependents may travel with or without the J-1 primary visa holder.
Your spouse and children younger than 21 are eligible to accompany you to the U.S.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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