Request for DS-2019

VLI & VLC DS-2019 Request Form

The DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Exchange Visitor Status is the form you will use to apply for your visa.
  • Biographic Information

    This information is required to issue your DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-1 Non-Immigrant). Please enter your information accurately.
  • Enter your name as it appears on your passport.
  • Select your country of citizenship.
  • Select your current country of legal residence.
  • Enter the address to which you would like your documents mailed.
  • Enter your current e-mail address.
  • Mandatory Accident & Illness Insurance

    The United States Department of State requires J-1 Exchange Visitors to have accident & illness insurance for the duration of their program dates. The estimated cost of insurance is based on your age. The cost is $542.70 for 9 months, if you are 24 years of age or younger. For persons between 25-49 years of age, the cost is $707.40 for 9 months. The cost of insurance will be covered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, as outlined in your contract. If you plan to remain in the U.S. after your program end date, it is highly advised you purchase insurance. CIE will remind you to do this as your program nears the end. Please be advised that insurance coverage after your official program end date will NOT be covered by UMW.
  • Personal Expenses

    Although most of your expenses are covered per the terms of your contract, you will be responsible for personal expenses such as, airfare, food expenses when the dining hall is closed, medical expenses not covered by insurance, and personal travel expenses. As such, we require you to submit proof of finances in the amount of $500 US dollars minimum.