Dependent DS-2019 Request

J-1 Scholar Information
U.S. Immigration Regulations require proof of financial support for the J-1 and all dependents during the entire J-1 program.
The minimum financial support requirements are as follows:
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor: $20,760 per year ($1,730 per month);
  • Spouse: $6,708 per year ($559 per month);
  • Child: $3,912 per year ($326 per month).
Speak with an ISS Specialist to see if you need to provide additional financial support documentation.

U.S. Immigration regulations also require J-status scholars and their dependents to maintain health insurance during the entire J-1 program.
Further information is located in the Current Scholar section of this website.

Upload financial document(s) *
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
Upload proof of insurance coverage for your dependent(s) *
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
To bring a spouse and/or children to the U.S. as J-2 dependents, complete the following information for each dependent. If you need to add more than 4 dependents, complete an additional form.