Your permission to stay in the United States ends on the date shown on your I-94 Departure Record card—unless the card is marked “Duration of Status” or “D/S.” In that case, your permission to stay will expire at the same time as your program expiration date on your DS-2019.

If an extension is necessary, be sure to arrange it ahead of time by contacting your J-1 responsible officer at least two months before the expiration date shown on your Form DS-2019, in item #3. You may have to bring proof of your source of funding as well.