J-1 scholars travelling within the United States should carry their original immigration documents with them.
J-1 exchange visitors traveling outside the United States should be certain to have all necessary documents for entry into all countries he or she intends to visit and for re-entry into the United States. For re-entry into the United States, the exchange visitor needs:
If a new visa is required, the exchange visitor should take the valid passport, signed DS-2019, and evidence of financial support to a United States Consulate or Embassy to apply.
If the exchange visitor is sponsored by an agency other than Georgia State University, a Responsible Officer of that sponsoring agency must sign the Form DS-2019.
Some exchange visitors traveling to Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean countries excluding Cuba for fewer than 30 days may be eligible for automatic revalidation of their expired J-1 visas; contact the J-1 Scholar Advisor for more details.