Most incoming exchange students will need to apply for a J-1 exchange visa in order to study at NC State. In order to apply for a J-1 visa, students will need a DS-2019. DS-2019s will be included in acceptance packets sent out by the Study Abroad Office. It is then the student’s responsibility to apply to a U.S. Consulate or Embassy for a visa.
At NC State, DS-2019s are issued by the Office of International Services. This office handles all immigration matters.
During orientation, an important meeting will be scheduled with the Office of International Services. All students must attend this check-in to maintain their visa status.
Have a question about visas or immigration?Visit the Office of International Services