J-1 Exchange Visitors who complete or withdraw from their academic program before the program end date on the form DS-2019 should notify OISS and their Sponsoring Department of their early departure.
The transfer date will become the program begin date of the J-1 exchange visitor’s program at UCSB. The J-1 exchange visitor and the Sponsoring Department at UCSB should coordinate on an appropriate transfer date. Please make sure that the transfer date does not fall on a weekend, holiday, or date where the International Students & Scholars Office of either J-1 programs is closed. The Sponsoring Department will invite the J-1 exchange visitor to the UCSB SEVIS system to complete the DS-2019 online request form. The J-1 exchange visitor must complete the J-1 Transfer-IN form and submit to OISS.