Travel Endorsements for J Visa Holders

J-1 Visa Holders

  • Your DS-2019 must be valid.
  • Your DS-2019 must be endorsed (signed) for travel by a Responsible Officer, see bottom right of your DS-2019 "TRAVEL ENDORSEMENT BY RESPONSIBLE OFFICER."  Check in block #2 of your DS-2019 to see who your sponsor is.  If it is UNT, apply to International Student and Scholar Services for the endorsement. If it is another sponsor, please contact that sponsor for an endorsement.
  • This signature is valid for one year or the end of your program (whichever comes first), and you must be in valid J-1 status.
  • If you need an endorsement from UNT, please submit your DS-2019 to International Student and Scholar Services along with the form requesting endorsement. If there are no complications, it will be ready for you the next business day after 10:00 am.

J-2 Dependents 

  • Your DS-2019 must be valid.
  • Your J-1 spouse or parent must be in valid status.
  • Your DS-2019 must be endorsed (signed) for travel by a Responsible Officer, see bottom right of your DS-2019 "TRAVEL ENDORSEMENT BY RESPONSIBLE OFFICER."  Check in block #2 of your DS-2019 to see who your sponsor is. If it is UNT, apply to International Student and Scholar Services for the endorsement. If it is another sponsor, please contact that sponsor for an endorsement.
  • This signature is valid for one year or the end of the program (whichever comes first), as long as your J-1 spouse or parent is in a current program, and is in valid J-1 status.
  • If you need an endorsement from UNT, please submit your DS-2019 to International Student and Scholar Services along with the form requesting endorsement. If there are no complications, it will be ready for you the next business day after 10:00 am.