International scholars are responsible for maintaining their immigration status, including knowing when their J-1 status is due to expire, and making timely requests for extensions to their departments. Requests for extensions and continuation of funding must be approved by the department and confirmed via the Department Request J-1 Visa Extension Form. Once finalized, the International Center will be able to process the department extension request and issue a new DS-2019.
**Please use the bottom section: New User / J-1 Department Extension Request to initiate the process with the email of the scholar used in our system. This should be their Tufts email or if that does not display an existing record, try the user's personal email used during the initial J-1 Department Request. Do not create a new profile. If you need assistance contact us at InternationalCenter@tufts.edu**