In recent outreach efforts, the U.S. Department of State has requested universities restrict the electronic transfer of DS-2019 forms due to risk of fraud. To comply with the U.S. Department of State’s request, the following policies are effective immediately: 

  • Departments/divisions should not send electronic copies of J-1/J-2 DS-2019 forms by email or fax to human resources, exchange visitors, or third parties. In addition, scholars should not send electronic copies of the J-1/J-2 DS-2019 by email or fax to departments/divisions or HR.
  • Departments/divisions should not upload DS-2019 forms into the HR Service Request System (SRS). If necessary, departments/divisions must send DS-2019 form copies to their HR academic generalists by mail. 
  • The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is unable to send electronic DS-2019 forms by email or fax to HR, departments/divisions, J-1/J-2 visitors, or third parties.

The ISSO apologizes for the inconvenience these restrictions may cause. Thank you in advance for your support on maintaining compliance. 

If you have questions, please contact Holly Nigorizawa in the ISSO.