J-1 Reinstatement Policies & Procedures
If an J-1 Exchange Visitor has overstayed the authorized period of stay on the Form DS-2019 or otherwise failed to maintain Exchange Visitor status he/she is "out of status"(i.e., "illegal") in the United States. Failure to maintain legal J-1 status is a very serious matter which could lead to the deportation of an individual if it is not addressed in a timely manner. For information about what constitutes a violation of status and/or how to maintain your legal J-1 Exchange Visitor status, see Maintaining Your Legal J-1 Status.
For detailed information about the reinstatement process, you will need to contact a staff member in the Office of International Student, Faculty, & Staff Services at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to schedule an appointment.