A J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to **exchange** visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.

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J1 multiple visa [closed]

Greeting , Please guide me , I got j1 multiple visa for five years in October 2014 till October 2019, but after completed my one year internship I came back to my country in November 2015, I want to ...
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Getting my J-1 authorised in the USA when I am travelling on an ESTA

I have a J-1 to start mid June 2016. I entered the USA to travel 28 days before its start date and had to get an ESTA. At the border they wouldnt do anything with my j1 as I am visiting at the moment. ...
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Apply for J1 US visa being a tourist in Dubai [migrated]

I've lived in Dubai for over 12 years with my family. But currently I'm a full time student in India and my UAE residential visa has expired. I'll be visiting Dubai on a tourist visa to meet my family ...
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J1 expires before my intended depature date [duplicate]

I have received my J1 visa, but i intend to do a bit of extra traveling which will last longer than the 30 day grace period. Can I apply for an ESTA to give me an extra 90 days in the states? If Yes, ...
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J1 visa, going home to UK, returning to visit using the Visa Waiver Program?

I am currently in the US under a J1 visa programme, and will leave in July 2016 however I would like to come back to travel in the following month of September 2016 on an ESTA? Would this be okay? Is ...
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Attending two semesters in the US at different Universities without a two year stay back home [closed]

This is my current situation: I plan to study a semester abroad in the US (I'm German) at Drexel University from ~March to ~June 2016. This is a normal, exchange-like program between my university ...
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Is it illegal to enter the US on ESTA while a J-1 is pending?

I was reading this article where the author claims she was told it is illegal to obtain an ESTA while you are in the process of applying for a J-1. However I could not find any online information to ...
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Transit passenger through Heathrow with expiry of period J1 visa period [duplicate]

J1 visa just expired one day before but i am coming in British airwsys from OKC to Dallas to Heathrow reaching at 625AM n next flight British airways at 1015AM to New Delhi with my valid Passport ...
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B1/B2 visa to J-1 visa, back to B1/B2 visa

Back in 2011, I applied and got my B1/B2 visa, which is still valid until 2016, but then in 2013, I got an internship in NYC, and got the J-1 visa which was only valid for 6 months (length of my ...
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Travel in the US on J1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

I have a question regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J1 visa and i wish to go to the Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after the Bahamas i know that i cannot ...
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How soon can I re-apply for a UK visa after getting a refusal? [closed]

I am from Nigeria and I'm doing a one year Internship program with The Marriott hotel in Wisconsin, I applied for the UK visitor visa two weeks ago to visit my fiance who lives and work in the UK, but ...
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B1/B2 visa vs J visa

So my friend and I got a training offer from a company in the US. They sent us an invitation letter and my friend had her interview last week and got rejected because she requested a B1/B2 visa. The ...
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Can I return to England from the US with a British passport only two months before expiry? [duplicate]

I am currently working in San Diego on a J1 Visa, and am contracted until the 23rd June. My passport expires on the 25 Aug. I plan to leave the country just before my contract ends (19-21st of June), ...
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J1 grace period ends 3 days before I leave. How to proceed?

I bought my ticket to go back to my country according to my DS2019 dates, which expired on Dec 20 (so my grace period would be until Jan 20), but later I received another DS2019 from my sponsor with a ...
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Indian citizens holding J 1 visa travelling on cruise to Bahamas [duplicate]

Indian citizens holding J1 visa in US want to travel to Bahamas on cruise. Do they need Bahamas visa ?
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I apply for a J-1 visa, can my wife apply for a B1 visa (instead of J2) to visit me?

I'm applying for a J-1 visa to do an internship in the US for 3 months, and I want to bring my wife with me. Of course the most obvious solution is for her to apply for a J-2 visa, but the procedure ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when travelling in the grace period of a J1 visa?

I am an Indian Citizen going to the US on a J1 visa. The J1 visa is valid from 23rd Aug to 13th September. I am transitioning through London on my way to the US. For the journey from India to the US, ...
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Withdraw US J1 visa application

When you withdraw a J1 US visa application, is it considered as a refused visa? If not, should I still mention it in my future US visa applications?
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USA-Philippines flight via Toronto with US J1 visa

I am a J1 Visa holder of the United States and a Philippines passport holder. I have a layover flight of 22 hours at Toronto Canada. Will I be able to go out at the airport and look around and meet my ...
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Can you change from a J1 visa to an ESTA by going to Mexico for a few weeks? [duplicate]

I'm a UK National currently on a J1 visa as a student in the US which expires on July 13th (after the grace period) but my flight isn't booked until August 22nd as I want to do some more travelling ...
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Two passports one with J1 visa

I am currently studying masters in the US and I posses two passports one of which has a J1 visa. I would like to continue my PhD in the same university I am currently enrolled in as soon as I finish ...
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J1 visa applying for Canadian student visa [closed]

I am currently studying masters in the US and I hold a J1 visa. I want to continue my PhD in a Canadian university can I apply for a Canadian student visa (assuming I have been accepted by Canadian ...
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Can a non-US citizen living in the US on a J1 visa travel to Cuba?

I am a non-US citizen on a J1 visa doing an internship in the US. I would like to know if it's still possible for me to travel to Cuba, via Charter Flights in Miami, for example. Am I subject to the ...
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Traveling to the US on the VWP before entering with a J1 visa

I am an international student studying in Canada, and have an EU citizenship, which makes me eligible to enter the US via the visa waiver program (VWP). In the fall I will be a research fellow in an ...
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From J1 TO ESTA the same year

I am a Dutch citizen, I have been in the US since 2 January under J1 VISA, exchange student. My J1 visa finish 8 may,then I will be in the grace period and I just discover that under this period I ...
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Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
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I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...