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Current J-1 Students

Below is a list of Current J-1 Student forms that can be completed online.

Note: If you have already started a specific online form, do not start a new one. Please go to your User Home Page to continue working on your online form.
  • Change of Education Level - If you are changing to a higher education level submit this form to update your SEVIS record.
  • Change of Financial Support - If your sponsor changes while you are studying at UW-Madison, you must submit new documentation to update your DS-2019.
  • Correction of Status - If you have failed to maintain lawful J-1 student immigration status, you must submit this form to possibly correct your J-1 record. Note: days of unlawful presence will begin to accrue from the date of status violation. Any student in violation of their status is required to meet with an ISS advisor.
  • Dependent Request - If you plan to add a spouse and/or dependent child (unmarried, under 21 years old) or if you wish to remove a dependent, after your initial DS-2019 has already been issued.
  • Document Upload - Use this form to upload documents to your portal. This form can be used if you have changed to different U.S. immigration status (green card, TN, etc.), passport renewal, F-1/J-1 visa renewal, or OPT withdrawal letter. 
  • DS-2019 Reprint Request - If your current DS-2019 was lost or stolen, or if your current travel signature lines are full or your travel signature will be outdated by the time you intend to re-enter the U.S.
  • Exchange Visitor Out of Country - If you will withdraw from the current semester, study or research abroad, take online courses outside the U.S., or otherwise leave the U.S. indefinitely before you complete all requirements to graduate.
  • ITIN Letter - If you will receive a scholarship, fellowship, or grant from UW-Madison and will not be employed. New students and students returning with a new Initial Attendance I-20 must complete immigration check before an ITIN letter can be issued.
  • J-1 Transfer Out - If you plan to transfer your J-1 status to another U.S. school or program sponsor, ISS must first review your SEVIS record in advance.
  • J-1 Student Program Extension - If you are a student and will not complete your program by the program end date stated on the DS-2019, you must apply for an extension in advance.
  • On-Campus Employment - J-1 students should register their on-campus employment with UW-Madison for SEVIS reporting.
  • Reduced Course Load: Academic - Immigration regulations require J-1 students to maintain full-time enrollment each academic term. Students who need to drop below full-time must obtain prior approval from ISS. This form is only for reduced course loads for academic reasons. There is a separate form for medical reduced course load requests.
  • Reduced Course Load: Medical - Immigration regulations require J-1 students to maintain full-time enrollment each academic term. Students who need to drop below full-time for medical reasons must provide a letter signed by a U.S. medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist to obtain approval from ISS.
  • ​​Shorten Program - J-1 students who have completed all academic program requirements before the current DS-2019 program end date.​
  • Student Academic Training (AT) - J-1 students requesting advance off-campus work authorization for employment training or practical experience, related to their field of study.
  • ​Spring 2021 Travel Support Letter - Request a personalized enrollment letter for hybrid instruction. Updates from your Student Center may take 24-48 hours to reflect in Terra Dotta.