All trainees and interns are required to have their DS‐2019 validated for international travel if they wish to return to the United States on their J‐1 visa after taking a trip abroad.
Please note J-2 participants are also required to have their DS-2019 validated for any international travel.

Your travel should not exceed 29 consecutive days
You must meet the following requirements if you would like to visit your home country or any other international destination (including Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) while you are on your program: 
  • The expiration date on your J-1 visa and in Section 3 of your DS-2019 form must not occur before or during your travel outside the United States.  If your visa has expired but your DS-2019 form is still valid, you must reapply for a new J-1 visa before you can be readmitted to the United States.
  • You must have a multiple entry visa (the letter "M" will be indicated under the word "Entries" on your J-1 visa).  If your visa is not a multiple entry visa, you must reapply for a new J-1 visa before you can be readmitted. (Not applicable for Canadian Citizens)
  • You MUST have the Travel Validation section of your DS-2019 form signed by AIESEC United States' Responsible or Alternate Responsible Officer.
A travel validation signature is valid for one year from the date it is signed and is good for unlimited international trips. For future travel plans, while the signature is still valid, please only email us your expected travel dates.  If your program exceeds a year and you intend to travel internationally again more than a year after the original travel validation signature, you must repeat this process before leaving the US.

In order to receive a travel validation signature, you must be in good standing with AIESEC United States.  Travel Validation requests can only be processed after you have entered the U.S., submitted your Program Validation documents to the AIESEC US office, and your program is in "Active" status.  Travel validation requests are not required for domestic travel within the United  States. 

PLEASE NOTE: Travel to Cuba for tourist activities remains prohibited by statute, and most transactions between the United States, or persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, and Cuba continue to be prohibited.

VERY IMPORTANT: Upon your return please be sure to check your I-94 record to ensure that you were admitted under the correct status at this link:

The electronic signature below indicates that the trainee or intern agrees to the above information and confirms the information provided is accurate.

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