Review the checklist, confirm that the UW J Visa Request Form and all supporting documentation contain consistent information (e.g., appointment title, proposed dates of sponsorship, salary, and exchange activities), and forward as one complete packet to International Scholar Operations (ISO). Except where otherwise specified, all documentation should be legible, single-sided photocopies of original documents on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Original (“wet”) signatures are not required except as specified below. Avoid the use of staples.

For all requests:

For initial requests:

  • A copy of the biographic page of the scholar’s passport
  • Copies of biographic pages for all dependents coming to the U.S. in J-2 status, if any
  • Evidence that the scholar has adequate fluency in English

For change of unit and/or title and extension requests:

  • A new Insurance Compliance Form from the scholar
  • If a passport has expired since the first DS-2019 was issued, a copy of the biographic page of the scholar’s new passport and/or of any J-2 dependent’s new passport

For transfer requests:

  • A copy of the biographic page of the scholar’s passport
  • Evidence that the scholar has adequate fluency in English
  • Copies of all previous DS-2019 forms from the scholar
  • Contact information (name, e-mail, and phone number) for a Responsible Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer at the scholar’s current J-1 program