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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

Eligible J-1 graduate students planning to engage in degree-related research outside of California will be eligible to maintain their J-1 status through registration in absentia.

To request DCISS approval for your Registration In Absentia, please complete the In Absentia Request form from the Graduate Division and obtain your departmental signatures before requesting a signature from DCISS. Once you have received the appropriate signatures from your department, please contact the Dashew Center front desk to schedule an appointment with Tony Coelho, Exchange Visitor (J-1) Advisement Coordinator.