What is J-1 Status?
|Your J-1 lawful status is the official U.S. government designation and authorization of your stay in the U.S. as a non-immigrant student.|
Before leaving the port of entry, check to make sure this information has been entered in your documents.
This status is granted at your port of entry by a Customs and Border Protection officer who reviews your visa and other documents, and upon your admittance, writes your immigration status and the length of time you may remain in the U.S. on your Form I-94 shown below). fact sheet
Immigration matters are the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.