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Requesting a New DS-2019/ DS-2019 Update

Please use the DS-2019 Update/ Request Form to request a new DS-2019 for the following reasons:

  • to replace your lost document;
  • to update your financial information (e.g., change in source of funding, applying for a new visa);
  • for inclusion in your application to change to J-1 student status; or
  • to change your level of study to a higher level (e.g., (MS to PhD).

If you would like to add a dependent spouse and/or child to your J-1 SEVIS record in order to obtain a dependent DS-2019 for the J-2 visa application process, please follow the process indicated on the Bringing a Dependent web page.

If you need to apply for DS-2019 extension, please follow the process indicated on the Extension of DS-2019 Program End Date web page.

To Request a New/ Updated DS-2019:

  • Complete the DS-2019 Update/ Request Form including the Financial Worksheet (pg. 2)
  • Submit the following paperwork to the Office of International Education:
    • Completed DS-2019 Update/Request Form
      • Proof of financial support until the end of your program. Acceptable proof includes:
        • Current personal/family bank statement or available balance page of your online account information;
        • Assistantship letter, scholarship letter, or fellowship letter; and/or
        • Notarized letter from a sponsor (relative or third party) and sponsor’s financial bank statement
    • Photocopies of your passport, visa, I-94, and DS-2019s
    • Proof of health insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation coverage (e.g., photocopy of insurance card or policy details)
    • Enrollment Certification showing full-time status for every semester enrolled at ESF (available at the Registrar’s Office)
    • If applicable, a photocopy of approved Petition to the Faculty (e.g., change of program or program level requests)

The Coordinator of International Education will e-mail you upon issuance of your new DS-2019 within two weeks of the receipt of your request.


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