UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
What does it mean to be "in status"?
The Department of State (DOS) considers you to be in valid J-1 status if you fulfill all of the conditions of your J-1 visa. The conditions are as follows:
When would I be considered "out of status"?
DOS considers you to be "out of status" if you do not fulfill any of the conditions of your J-1 visa.
What are the consequences of being "out of status"?
If you are out of status, you lose the following privileges and benefits:
How do I get back in status?
Students who have fallen "out of status" must consult with an ISS advisor about their situation. Please schedule an appointment if you wish to discuss your case.
When does my J-1 status end?
Your J-1 status ends either on the date listed in on your DS-2019, or when you complete the last requirement for your program of study, which ever comes first. If you are considering withdrawing from your program or if you may be dropped from your program, please consult an ISS advisor as these actions have serious ramifications on your visa status.
How long can I stay in the U.S.?
You may stay in the U.S. for 30 days after completion of your program. You may not work during those 30 days.