Certificate of Eligibility For J-1 Exchange Visitor Status
The DS-2019 Form is a U.S. government document that allows you to intern or train with a U.S. company.
The DS-2019 Form:
- Serves as proof of sponsorship for your J-1 Visa.
- Identifies InterExchange as your program sponsor.
- Describes the purpose of the program.
- States the time period that you are legally permitted to intern/train in the U.S.
You are only permitted to intern or train with a valid DS-2019 Form and only during the dates listed in Section 3 of your form. Although you may only intern or train within these dates, you may enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to your program begin date. You may legally remain up to 30 days after your program end date, unless otherwise specified.
Printed copies of this form will be required when visiting the embassy for your visa interview, entering the U.S., and applying for a Social Security Number, etc. Please ensure all of the details are accurate and then download and print this document from your InterExchange portal. You will need to sign the bottom of the form under Exchange Visitor Certification once printed.