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J-1 Departure Checklist

Departure Form

_____ Fill out the J-1 Departure Form

_____ Give the form to your department's Human Resources office


_____ If you were a J-1 scholar at The Ohio State University (paid or unpaid), you must file tax forms before April 15 of next year

If you were paid by The Ohio State University:

_____ If your ePayroll password has expired, and you unable to access your W-2, email to taxoffice@osu.edu

_____ You will still have access to GLACIER, and during tax season GLACIER Tax Prep, to help prepare your tax return, if you are considered a nonresident alien for tax purposes


_____ If you were paid by The Ohio State University, arrange for reimbursement of money you paid into retirement

Contact Information

_____ Give the Human Resources contact in your department your international address and contact information and obtain their email address and contact information


_____ Keep ALL DS-2019s in a safe place with your important papers (International Affairs does not keep copies) You may need to send copies of your DS-2019s if you wish to return to the U.S. in the future

Close Out Everything

_____ Close bank accounts (if your last paycheck will be deposited after you leave the U.S., talk with the bank about how to close out your account after you have returned to your home country)

_____ End contracts with utility companies and get your name off their records (water, electricity, gas, etc.)


_____ Maintain your health insurance during your grace period in the U.S.

_____ Ohio State Faculty and Staff health insurance ends when employment ends and pay checks stop

_____ Notify OSU Scholar Insurance Plan (Gallagher Plan) to stop coverage, if ending early

Grace Period

_____ J-2s are allowed to remain in the U.S. only as long as the J-1 remains in the U.S.

_____ The grace period allows remaining in the U.S. up to 30 days after the end of the J-1 program

_____ Do not wait until the last minute. Plan to leave a few days before the 30th day due to flight delays

_____ Be sure you have health insurance coverage during your grace period

Stay Connected

_____ Check the International Affairs website regularly

_____ Join the International Affairs Facebook page

_____ Follow the International Affairs Twitter

_____ Keep up via International Affairs Instagram