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Questions tagged [j1-visas]

"J-1", 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 USA.

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Doing research on ESTA / J-1 visa

Context: I am a researcher from an ESTA eligible country. I have a planned research stay coming up in 2019 (April - July), where I would work on a project under a J-1 Visa (with US funding). Now my ...
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USA J1-visa: apply in country different form passport nationality

I need to apply for the J1-visa, and I have an Italian passport. I do not yet have the DS-2019 (so I cannot complete the DS-160 yet). Question: Can I apply for the visa at a USA embassy in United ...
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My Visa Grace period [duplicate]

My Visa expires on 15th oct and my flight is on 25th oct and im An J1 Student can i stay 10days in usa after my visa expires will the ask me some questions on airport? Or do i have to give immigartion ...
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Can the parent sign for in a minor's US DS-2019 form?

I recently received the DS-2019 form for the US J-2 visa application. The DS-2019 form is for my child (less than 14 yo) and requires signature by the applicant. Does this require: either parent (...
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US J-1 Visa granted but not used [duplicate]

Suppose I have applied for a 6-month J-1 internship Visa and suppose it is successfully granted. Suppose that, due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond my control, I am forced to cancel my ...
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Visiting family in the US twice in a ~6-month window using the VWP after previous work stay on H1-B?

I am writing to ask about a personal circumstance that entails a complex situation, and I would appreciate if any of you could give me some advice. I am a European citizen who has been living in the ...
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Travelling outside the US on my J1 visa [closed]

I’m planning on leaving the USA pretty early on into my J1 visa to France for a two week holiday. I plan to start my j1 visa in the middle of December and then depart at the end of December to France. ...
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More days in US after deadline? [duplicate]

I got a J-1 visa that expires on the 15th of December of this year. Can I stay one week more until 20th? I should also say that I have a B-1 visa for tourism still valid until 2022. Should I do ...
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Does CBP know about extensions? [closed]

I have been on J1 visa for 6 months so the dates on my visa are 01 FEB 2017 to 01 AUG 2017 but I got an extension of 6 months (which makes it to a total of 1 year). Does CBP know about this extension,...
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DS-160 home address for EU resident in the UK

I am an EU national and have been studying and working in the UK for the past three years. I am applying to a J1 visa for an internship in the US. My sponsor asked for my permanent residency status ...
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Overstayed visa J1, now coming back for vacations (2 weeks)

I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month. Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to ...
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May I enter the US on the VWP and then leave and return immediately on a J1?

Is it possible to enter the US on VWP, then leave and return on a J1 visa immediately?
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Combination of I-130 and J1 [closed]

I am a naturalized US citizen, and this past January have started a process to sponsor my brother for US permanent residency. His case is still processing and has not been approved yet, it usually ...
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Can you apply for ESTA while in the US with a J1 visa?

I am in the US with a J1 visa that was sponsored by a university to let me study there one semester. Once the semester ended, I applied for academic training, which added another semester to my J1. In ...
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Health insurance for J visa [closed]

Do international students who are J visa have to get health insurance first, before getting J visa? Or the students can have health insurance after they get into US?
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30-day grace period: flight leaves earlier than but arrives on the earliest date allowed [closed]

I have been granted a J-1 visa and would like to enter the US up to 30 days prior to the start of the course. Let's say the earliest day of entry would be April 1. Do you think that I am allowed to ...
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Using a foreign driver's license in California when staying with a J-1 visa

I'm planning to attend a Californian university as a visiting scholar (not paid by the university) on a J-1 visa, for a total of four weeks; a colleague of mine will do the same, but for 12 weeks. I'...
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Would a US tourist visa denial affect a J-1 visa application?

If someone has been denied a tourist visa to the United States 10 years ago as a Brazilian passport holder, would they be ineligible for a J-1 visa as a German passport holder?
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What to do for J1 visa in case of passport theft?

Recently my girlfriend's Indian passport got stolen. It contained a very important J1 US visa. We are slightly panicky since the application took three months to process and the travel day is 20th Jan ...
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Enter on Visa Waiver, then convert to J-1 [duplicate]

I would like to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme, and after a week of stay change over to a J-1 visa (i.e., have a week of holidays before I begin my academic exchange). Is this possible ...
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Do I need a transit visa in the US if I have a J-1 visa?

Do I require a US transit visa if I have a valid, unexpired J1 visa when I enter US? For example, let's say I catch a flight from Delhi, India to New York City. I would take a day in NYC for ...
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Residing in USA as J-1 student, want B-2 or similar for extended travel

I'm currently staying in the USA on a J-1 student visa which expires 09-15-2017. Including my 30 days grace period I need to leave the country on 10-14-2017. I would like to stay a bit longer for my ...
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After a 18 month J1 visa, can I come back to the US with ESTA and stay 3 months? [duplicate]

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for 18 months. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) so I'll soon go back to Italy. Since my boyfriend is American and lives in the US I would like ...
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J-1 visa expiry date

I have just received my J-1 visa (short-term scholar). On the visa it says "Expiry date: 14 November". My flight back is on the 20th of November. Do I understand correctly that even though the visa ...
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Where to buy US repatriation and evacuation insurance only?

I am traveling to the US on a J-1 visa. My university provides medical insurance, but no emergency evacuation or repatriation, both of which are mandatory for the J-1. Where can I buy these two ...
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Can I enter the US under VWP even though I have a pending J1 visa application? [closed]

I've got a rather long and convoluted question, so I'm going to try and explain everything, so I apologize for the rather lengthy post. Starting in January 2017, i was living in the USA on the J1 ...
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Can a J-2 visa be promoted to H1-B? [closed]

My wife has got admission in a PhD program in USA. So she's going to get J1 and I can get a J2 visa as her dependent. All J series visas have home residency requirements so I have to return when her ...
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Re-enter US on VWP from Canada after J1 expired as UK citizen [closed]

I am about to finish my internship under the J1 visa, but I would like to spend the summer travelling through the U.S for longer than the grace period of 30 days would allow me to. I have family who ...
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Staying with an expired J1 visa [closed]

I am a French exchange student in the US. My visa expires on May 10 but I booked my plane ticket to go back home for June 14 (so a few days after the end of my 30 days grace). Do you know what will ...
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Start date for entering the US on a J-1 visa

I am a British citizen and have applied for a J-1 visa as I will be a camp counselor in the summer. My camp dates are 2nd June to 27th August however I'll need to fly on 1st June. I entered my ...
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Get another J-1 while one is still active [closed]

I'm European, not under the "two years residency" requirement and am currently doing an internship for one year under a J-1 visa. Is it possible to cancel it to start another internship elsewhere ...
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US gave me Visa Waiver stamp rather than stamp on Visa

When arriving in the US, the passport control gave me an "Admitted" stamp with class "WT until 04 may 2017". However I have a (J-1) visa until June. Can this become a problem, or is the stamp ...
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How can I travel to Mexico during the grace period at the end of my J-1 visa? [closed]

I am a French student and currently working in the US under a J-1 visa. This visa will expire on February 28, 2017. I planned to travel in Mexico during the grace period of 30 days I have with this ...
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Sufficient documentation for educational purpose license for USA-Cuba flights?

As a non-US citizen (J-1 visitor status) I am traveling this weekend to Cuba from the USA on a JetBlue flight (Boston-Fort Lauderdale-Havana, Havana-Fort Lauderdale-Boston). As a visitor "located" in ...
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US internship after previous research stay at university with J-1 visa [closed]

I am a German graduate student and have been on a research semester at an American university for 6 months with a J-1 visa. I now want to intern in the US for three months but I am worried about the ...
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Can I legally cross the border from the US to Canada on a J-1 visa?

I'll be living in Seattle and I want to regularly visit Vancouver. I'll be on an au pair (J-1) visa. I'm Brazilian.
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Two J-1 programs during one stay? [closed]

I'm a German PhD student invited to a 4-week internship to the U.S. next year. It's a small software company, which is very closely attached to academia (scientific software, professors on the company ...
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Can a visit on ESTA jeopardize getting my J-1 for a summer job? [closed]

I've been going to work in summer camp for the past 10 years now (on J-1 visa - around three months each year) and have always come back home within the allowed time afterwards. I'm planning on a ...
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Can J-2 dependent stay in USA while J-1 principal is traveling? [closed]

My wife and I are both French citizens. I am currently doing a post-doc in USA on a J-1 visa, and she is staying with me on a J-2. Next spring/summer, I would like to spend a few months in my home ...
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Can I enter USA under VWP, leave after 10 days to go to Mexico for 12 days, and then re-enter the US under a J-1 visa to study for four months?

Can I enter the US with a ESTA waiver, leave after 10 days to go to Mexico for 12 days, and then re-enter the US under a J-1 visa to study for four months? I am entering the US more then 30 days ...
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Intern in USA, can I go to Chile?

I want to travel to Santiago, Chile before late September. My J-1 Visa expires at 31 Dec. I am from Greece. Can I just jump into a plane and go, or...?
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [closed]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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Can I apply for US driver's licence when visiting for a couple of months with J-1 visa?

I am visiting Illinois for a couple of months with J-1 visa for work and I could use a driver's licence, but I do not have one. I am wondering if I would be eligible to apply for one. What I have ...
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Two different workshops in one J-1 visa period

A friend of mine is accepted to attend 2 training workshops each of them has a period of one week with min 45hrs/wk. The 2 workshops are provided by different institutes. He applied for B1 visa but ...
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Travel insurance while spending 4 months in the US?

I've typically taken out annual travel insurance for any trips abroad, at around £40-80 a year based on travel plans. But with my renewal fast approaching, I've realised that the 4 month training ...
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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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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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Can I re-enter the US under VWP after my J-1 visa expires?

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, and ...
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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 ...