TN 27 (12-16)

RM 10211.375 How to Enter J-1 and J-2 Exchange Visitor Name and Date of Birth Data into the Enumeration System

A. Entering legal name for an J-1 and J-2 exchange visitor

To enter the exchange visitor’s name in the Enumeration system, follow RM 10205.125.

B. Legal name for an J-1 and J-2 exchange visitor

For Enumeration purposes, the “SURNAME/PRIMARY NAME” and “GIVEN NAME” are the legal name for J-1 or J-2 exchange visitor.

  • “SURNAME/PRIMARY NAME”

  • “GIVEN NAME”

NOTE: Other U.S. government agencies, such as DHS, DoS and/or foreign government agencies may use different naming conventions from SSA’s.

C. Documents to use for J-1 or J-2 exchange visitor’s legal name

An exchange visitor with J-1 or J-2 classes of admissions may have several documents that contain their name. Follow the chart below to determine the document to use for legal name purposes:

If an exchange visitor (J-1 or J-2) submits a:

Then the legal name is:

J-1/J-2 with EAD, DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status), I-94 (Arrival Departure Record), and foreign passport.

Name on EAD is legal name.

J-1/J-2 with Form DS-2019, I-94, and foreign passport.

Name on the Form DS-2019 is the legal name, as long as name on the DS-2019 matches the name on the foreign passport.

J-1/J-2 with legal name change document, EAD, DS-2019, I-94, and foreign passport.

Name on the legal name change document is legal name.

For additional information on the legal name policy and processing name changes, see RM 10212.001B. For information on processing name corrections, see RM 10212.150.

D. Entering DS-2019 information

For guidance on entering information from the DS-2019, refer to the corresponding item sections in RM 10211.365.

E. References

  • Defining the Legal Name for an SSN

  • How to Enter Information from Form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status) in the Enumeration System


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RM 10211.375 - How to Enter J-1 and J-2 Exchange Visitor Name and Date of Birth Data into the Enumeration System - 12/30/2016
Batch run: 01/02/2017
Rev:12/30/2016