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Quick Guide to Maintaining Your Immigrant Status in J-1 and H-1B Status

  • Check-in with OISS upon arriving in the United States.
  • Make sure that your passport is always valid; beware of the expiration date of your of your status.  This is not necessarily the expiration date on your visa.
  • Do not accept unauthorized employment.  If you are a J-1 Scholar the only activity you are permitted is the one described on your DS-2019 form. You must consult an OISS advisor before accepting any other employment.
  • Report a change of address to OISS within 10 days of the change 
  • Abide by rules requiring disclosure of information and prohibition on criminal activity.