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J-1 Scholar/Dependent

Documents Required for Re-Entry to the U.S.

  • Valid passport
  • Valid J-1 visa (except for Canadian citizens)
  • Valid DS-2019 signed for travel by a Bechtel advisor. The signature must be no older than 12 months on the date of re-entry unless the DS-2019 end date is earlier. If Stanford is not your program sponsor, the signature must be from the J-1 sponsor. Bechtel Center is currently closed. If you need to obtain a travel signature because you are traveling outside of the US and plan on re-entering, please email the scholar advisors at
  • J-2 dependents must have their own DS-2019 forms.