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International Student and Scholar Services
Learn more about getting your visa, planning your arrival date, and finding housing.
Discover what you need to do once you arrive at the University of Minnesota.
The DS-2019, DS-7002, and your passport and entry visa are important legal documents.
Some visa holders are required to return home for at least two years after their program.
You may not be allowed to participate in other J-1 programs for 12 months after your student-intern program.
You must comply with visa regulations. Not doing so could result in the loss of legal status.
An extension is possible if your faculty mentor decides you need to continue your training activities.
You must follow these procedures to transfer to or from the University of Minnesota.
ISSS is required to notify SEVIS when a visitor ends their program, transfers, or changes visa status.
Travel within the United States and to U.S. territories is not restricted.
You will need certain documents to re-enter the U.S.
J-2 dependents may travel with or without the J-1 primary visa holder.
You may not find work outside UMN or receive payment that is not directly related to your internship.
Your spouse and children younger than 21 are eligible to accompany you to the U.S.
J-1 student-interns are enrolled in a university abroad and come to the UMN for the purpose of training in their major.
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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