Copies of the following are needed for each J-2 dependent: (1) DS-2019 forms signed by the American Embassy Consular Officer, (2) I-94 cards (both sides), (3) Name pages of the passports, (4) J-2 visa stamp(s) in passport(s).
A second offering letter is required on letterhead signed by the school principal, requesting that the teacher be allowed to continue teaching in J-1 visa status for two additional years.
An additional $233 fee is due the State Department for extension of status. CHF submits the supporting documents above via email. After the approval is processed, CHF generates new DS-2019 form(s) and instruction letter(s).
I would like to express my deep appreciation, on behalf of CHF, to Greek journalists Despina Syriopoulou, correspondent for the United Nations, and Alexandros Stefanopoulos of the Greek-American News Agency, for their responsible reporting, professionalism and high ethical standards publishing the accurate story of how the Cordell Hull Foundation obtained permission for Greek teachers to extend J-1 visa terms to five years.
Greek teacher salaries are paid by their government. They spend most of their earnings in the US in contrast to teachers from other countries, such as India and the Philippines, who send half their income back to the home country. Thus, Greek teachers contribute to the US economy as well as greatly enhance the US educational system.