UCLA can accept a J-1 Transfer-In Request from another institution as long as the J-1 visa category remains the same at UCLA and as long as the subject of activity is similar to previous work. In addition to the regular DS-2019 request documents, UCLA departments also need to upload the following documents to the International Scholar Dossier (ISD) online application:

  • Transfer-In Form
  • Copy of previous DS-2019 form
  • Copy of current J-1 visa stamp
  • Copy of most recent I-94 admissions record
  • Copy of current medical insurance proof

UCLA will not have access to a scholar's SEVIS record until the effective transfer date. Therefore, transfer DS-2019s can only be processed on or after the transfer date.