Recertification of Form DS-2019
To return in J-1 status from a trip abroad, you must have a valid DS-2019 that has been recertified (signed) by the ISSO within the last year.
In order to have your DS-2019 recertified, you must be able to prove that you are in valid J-1 status and that you have sufficient funds to continue your studies at Columbia for at least one year. Please bring the following documents when you are requesting recertification of your DS-2019:
If the appropriate documents are submitted, the staff of the ISSO can normally recertify your DS-2019 at the time of your request.Last reviewed: 22 February 2011
Last modified: 22 February 2011
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