What is the J1?
What is a US Sponsor?
What is SEVIS?
What is a DS-2019?
The DS-2019 is the official document that allows participants to work legally while on the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Programme and it is issued by the US Sponsor on behalf of the US Government. It is only valid for work when accompanied by the J-1 visa which is stamped into your passport by the US Embassy in Ireland.
The DS-2019 will state the exact time period in which each J-1 participant can work in the USA (e.g. 1st June until 15th September 2020). Participants cannot work after the end date on their DS-2019 but they can remain in the USA for a further 30 days as a tourist. These additional 30 days are for travel purposes within mainland USA only!