UMD: A Globally Connected University

J-1 Trainee Extension

Requests for extensions must be submitted to ISSS at least three weeks before the program end date listed on the trainee's DS-2019. A training program may be extended to a maximum duration of 12 months.

The following information is required to process an extension:

  • A signed Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP, Form DS-7002), for the extension period
  • An ARS IAPU screen completed for extension and processed through the department to ISSS
  • Proof of further finances for the extension period.
  • Proof of continuous medical insurance
  • Current SEVIS verification