Transferring to Yale
A J-1 may request to transfer from one designated J-1 Exchange Visitor program to another designated program provided the J-1 time does not exceed the maximum permitted by his or her J-1 category. J-1 scholars intending to transfer to another program should discuss his or her plans with the Responsible Officer (RO)/Alternate Responsible Officer of both J-1 sponsoring programs. The transfer is processed through an update in the J-1 scholar’s SEVIS record and must be completed prior to the end date as noted on the form DS-2019.
Scholars who have a Yale appointment and who are currently in the U.S. in J-1 status must complete the Transfer In Verification Form [PDF] and submit it to OISS as follows:
1. Complete your information in Part One.
2. Have your current school complete the transfer information in Part Two.
3. Update your ISD record.
Scan the completed Transfer Verification Form and attach it to your ISD record. (Log into ISD, go to Documents tab and attach. You will receive login information from your Yale host department).
All new scholars must report to OISS within 15 days of your transfer release date in order to complete the transfer.