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Requesting an Extension of Your Status

To request an extension of your status, GSS will need to receive a formal request to do so from your department. To request a J-1 extension, your department HR or immigration contact must initiation the request through the Int’l Hokie portal

More lead time is necessary for other status extensions, such as H-1B, TN, or O-1 visas. Please start the discussion about extending your immigration status with your supervisor and the person who manages HR processes in your departments 6-7 months prior to the expiration date of your current immigration status. Requests for H-1B extensions can be initiated by your department completing the GSS H-1B Case Initiation Form  TN extensions can be initiated by completing the GSS TN Case Initiation Form.

Contact GSS at for other visa types.