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Required Change of Address Notification within 10 Days of Any Move

Exchange visitors and dependents must comply submit address changes to their IVP Specialist  every time they move. J-1 or J-2 visa holders who fail to submit a change of current US address as required are considered to be in violation of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations and are not eligible for reinstatement.  Please submit an official Change of Address Form with an original signature. This form will be used to update US Forest Service and SEVIS records.


Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-2) Status: Form DS-2019
Program Start and End Dates
30-Day Grace Period
Financial Support - Sufficient Funds
2-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement
24-Month Bar
Mandatory Health Insurance
Required Check In and Validation
10-Day Notice of Any Move
Notification of Changes in Program Sites or Activities
Travel Outside the US During Program
Program Progress Reports
Notification of Departure
Dependents (J-2 Visa Holders)
Employment and Taxes

Next Program Regulation: Notification of Changes in Program Sites or Activities

> If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Brenda Dean , International Visitor Program Coordinator, Responsible Officer, (202) 644-4640,
  • Rima Eid, International Visitor Program Specialist, Alternate Responsible Officer, (202)644-4642,
  • Kristin Corcoran, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4643,
  • Misty Sidhu, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4645,
  • Lee Blaser, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4631,
> Click here and read about latest activities and news of the International Visitor Program.

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