icon of a paper next to Apply online text
open door next to gray writing "Visit"
Small icon next to white bg says "Give"
plus sign and gray writing

Length of Stay

Length of Stay

Scholars and interns on a J-1 visa are admitted to the United States for a specific period of time. This time is called "duration of status,” (D/S is written on the scholar's DS-2019 form and I-94 card upon arrival in the U.S.) “Duration of status” means that the scholar or intern may legally remain in the United States as long as the J-1 status is valid, which requires that the DS-2019 is active (the ending date of the DS-2019 is a future date), the scholar or intern is meeting all the requirements of his or her appointment contract, and is obeying the J-1 regulations.

 Term of Appointment

Student interns, professors, and research scholars must be appointed for a minimum of three weeks.  Procedures are governed by both the U.S. Department of State (DOS) regulations and by the University's policies on honorific and post-doctoral appointments.

The maximum duration allowed for a student intern program is twelve months and it may be extended to up to two years (under UMass Dartmouth’s Honorific Appointments Policy) upon permission of Department of State. Professors and research scholars’ programs have a maximum duration of five years; but note that UMass Dartmouth’s Policy on Honorific Appointments allows appointment of visiting scholars for a period of only one year, and renewal is not usually allowed. Finally, short-term scholars may be appointed for a maximum of six months, and there is no minimum stay required.

Category

Minimum Duration of Participation

Maximum Duration of Participation

Extension Beyond Maximum Duration of Participation Permitted (Needs DOS approval)

Student Intern*

3 weeks

12 months

Yes

Professor**

3 weeks

5 years

No

Research Scholar**

3 weeks

5 years

No

Short-Term Scholar

N/A

6 months

No

* Under the UMass Dartmouth’s Policy on Honorific Appointments a visiting research student appointment may last up to 2 years.

** Please note that, even though the maximum duration is of 5 years, the UMass Dartmouth’s Policy on Honorific Appointments is that visiting scholar appointments should last up to 1 year and renewal is not usually allowed.

Updated 8/2/2012 

QuickLinks

x

myUMassD

x

myCoursesmyCourses myAlertmyAlert LibraryLibrary
COINCOIN HRDirectHR Direct umasspassUMass Pass
ReservItReservIt ZimbraZimbra
+