Any changes to an exchange visitor’s J-1 program must be reported to EVS before the change takes place. EVS must have time to update the exchange visitor’s SEVIS record and process an amended Form DS-2019.

Potential reasons to amend a J-1 program and Form DS-2019:

  • Change of program start and/or end date
    If an exchange visitor leaves the U.S. and their J-1 program more than 14 days before the program end date printed on the From DS-2019, an amendment is required.
  • Change of worksite location (including adding a new worksite)
  • Change of supervisor
  • Change of funding (including amount or source)

Click here to review the required documents for each type of amendment request.

The departmental contact must submit an amendment request through the UFIC online portal:


Amend a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program


NOTE: EVS highly recommends all amendment requests be submitted at least 30 days in advance. If this is not possible, please contact EVS as soon as possible.