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J-1 Student/J-2 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 International Center advisor
  • Your DS-2019 must be signed within 12 months of the date of reentry. If Stanford is not your program sponsor, the signature must be from the J-1 sponsor.
    • F-1 and J-1 students who need a new travel signature on their I-20/DS-2019 can drop it off in the red lockbox at Bechtel Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Your document will be signed and ready to pick up in the lobby on the next weekday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You will find your document in an envelope in a mail holder by the stairs. They will be sorted by last name.
    • Students who need an I-20/DS-2019 signed for unexpected or emergency travel in the next 24 hours should come to Bechtel between 1 and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please use the Ring bell by the bottom of the staircase in the lobby. Our staff will be onsite to provide signatures.
    • For students outside the Stanford area who need a new travel signature please complete the DS-2019 Reprint Request
  • J-2 dependents must have their own DS-2019 forms with valid travel signature and valid J-2 visa (except for Canadian citizens).

Students on Post Graduation Academic Training should check additional requirements.