The process of requesting J-1 Exchange Visitor visa status begins with the host department.
There are a number of reasons why a J-1 Exchange Visitors (EV) may need to adjust their J-1 status and/or their DS-2019. For more information visit the J-1 Visa Adjustments page.
J-1 Exchange Visitors (EV) must abide by certain visa requirements and rules, which are listed on the Visa Compliance page. Also, there are additional rules for those in the Student Intern, and Research Scholar or Professor categories.