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I have a B1B2 US visa and have gotten a 3months internship in the US. the Internship is full time and unpaid and I will be going back to my country after that. Do I need to change my visa or will it serve the purpose.

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Yes, you will need to change your visa.

The US State department explains that on a B type visa, the valid business uses are such:

  • consult with business associates
  • attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference
  • settle an estate
  • negotiate a contract

Now obviously an internship is none of these. However, the list is not exhaustive, an they link to a PDF flier that explains a variety of business travel reasons and the visa (if any) that would be required. It states:

US Visa Internship

+-------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Purpouse of your travel |                                          About your temporary visit                                          |                        Type of visa                         |                                                                      Key Steps                                                                       |
+-------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Internship              | Practical training through an internship with a U.S. based employer, whether paid or unpaid by that company. | Temporary worker trainee (H-3) or Exchange Visitor (J) visa | H - U.S. employer files petition with USCIS. J – Applicant approval by J sponsor. After above approval, visa application at U.S.Embassy or Consulate |
+-------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

So it seems the company offering your internship would need to apply for a H type visa.

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