Adding a New Dependent

Use this request to obtain Form DS-2019s for your family members who will use the J-2 visa to accompany you in the U.S. during your J-1 program period after your arrival.

If your family members are joining you upon your initial entry to the U.S., request their DS-2019s in the Exchange Visitor tab instead.

Who Qualifies as a Dependent?

J-2 dependent status is only for married spouses and child(ren) under 21 years old. If you have questions about what constitutes “marriage” or your J-2 child will turn 21 during your J-1 program period, please consult with your designated OISS adviser.

Preparing to Make the Request

How to Make an Add New Dependent Request in OISS Connect

  1. Log into OISS Connect with your email address and password (not NetID)
  2. Click on the Requests tab:
    Requests tab
  3. Click the Add New Dependent button under 'Available Requests' at the bottom left:
    The Add New Dependent button
  4. Fill out the form as described. Below are tips for filling out the form.
  5. Click the Create Request button at the bottom of the window to complete the request. 

Next Steps after Submitting this Request

After submitting a request with all necessary information, the request can take up to 10 business days to be processed, and possibly longer during busier times of the year.

Once your request is processed, you will receive an email from OISS informing you that your new DS-2019(s) are available to download from your OISS Connect account.  

Need Help?

If you have trouble completing this request, please email Sarah Henderson.