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Job Aid 6th Year Extension Change Requests

What to do if Your Postdoc Wants to Work Overseas


For Sixth Year Requests

  • Review Sections 2F and 2G of RPH 10.3 to see if your postdoc might qualify for an exception to policy.
  • If your postdoc qualifies, determine if the request will be submitted under 2G or 2F.
  • Request packets may be submitted on a rolling basis, no monthly deadline.
  • Standard 2G Exception Requests take 3-4 weeks.
  • Expedited 2F Exception Requests are usually faster.
  • Submit early (90-120 days+ prior to appointment end date).

Standard 2G Exception Request

  1. Assemble the documents listed here in one combined PDF packet (in the Sixth Training Year Extension Request section at the bottom of the page).
  2. Email the entire package as one .pdf to:
    1. SoM:
    2. University:
  3. Create a new Change Transaction (for help, see Change Form job aid).
  4. Submit visa extension web form (if applicable).

Expedited 2F Exception Request

  1. Complete everything required for a Standard 2G Exception Request (above), and 
  2. Include a copy of the fellowship award letter and/or the accepted job offer letter in the combined PDF request packet.