Delayed Arrivals and Cancellations

Delayed Arrivals

If the OIS does not receive all check-in materials within 15 days of the start date indicated on the exchange visitor’s DS-2019, a Correction Request is required. Those attempting to enter the US 15 days after their start date could be sent to secondary inspection or denied entry. For Delayed Arrivals, the sponsoring academic department will submit a Correction Request to OIS to amend the start date in SEVIS. A new DS-2019 will be issued. In cases where there is not adequate time to ship, the exchange visitor can enter the U.S. without the new DS-2019 as long as the SEVIS record reflects the updated start date.

Reporting Responsibilities for Scholars

The Exchange Visitor is responsible for notifying their Department Facilitators if they are unable to arrive and complete the check-in process within 15 days from the start date listed on the DS-2019.

Reporting Responsibilities for Department Facilitators

The Department Facilitators will email the correction request documents in a single email attachment to OIS at j1exchg@usc.edu.

NEW (7/15/21): Subject Line of email should identify Campus, Request Description: Name of Exchange Visitor, REQ: XXXXXX (i.e. UPC, Correction Request: Tommy Trojan, REQ: XXXXXX or HSC, Correction Request: Tommy Trojan, REQ: XXXXXX)

A Correction Request includes the following:

  1. An invitation letter or an addendum to the existing invitation letter which specifies the new start and end date. The dates selected should be for the same duration of the initial DS-2019.
  2. NEW (7/15/21): Internal Requisition for $100 submitted via Workday. Business Purpose section of the system should identify Campus, Request Description: Name of Exchange Visitor, REQ: XXXXXX (i.e. UPC, Correction Request: Tommy Trojan, REQ: XXXXXX or HSC, Correction Request: Tommy Trojan, REQ: XXXXXX)                                                                                                                                                                                              The ISP Name for the OIS is ISP-SP-059 Student Affairs – Office of International Services

If the Exchange Visitor does not arrive and complete the check-in process within the 15 day window from the start date listed on the DS-2019, the SEVIS record will become invalid.

Cancellations

If the Exchange Visitor is unable to come to campus for their appointment (change of plans/denied a visa), please notify OIS. Email j1exchg@usc.edu to CANCEL the scholar’s SEVIS record.