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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How long does it take to get my second DS-2019?

I'm going to study abroad in LA for the second time this Fall 2022 semester. Last year I went the first time during Fall 2021 and stayed there for about 5 months and came back to Canada. The school ...
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Can I go to Mexico with a J-1 visa right before it expires?

I have a US J-1 visa that will expire on July 20th. I want to go to Mexico before I go back to my country on July 17th for 3 weeks. Will I be able to enter Mexico?
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Extending my stay in the US by crossing the Canadian border and entering again with ESTA [duplicate]

I am currently in the US under a J-1 student visa. It's an exchange student program, and after the end of this school year, I'll get released from the program and will be able to stay for additional ...
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Different city name in DS-2019 and passport [duplicate]

Place of birth in DS-2019 and Passport is different. City name A is on the DS-2019, and village name B is on the passport. Is it required to have the same place of birth on DS-2019 and passport? ...
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Doing Research on ESTA

This is related to the following topic: Doing research on ESTA / J-1 visa However, the circumstances are a bit more in my favor so that is why I want to ask: I want to conduct research with some ...
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UK student on exchange in USA travelling to Canada for Christmas

I'm a UK student currently on exchange in the USA. I have a J1 Visa. For Christmas I'd like to go and visit some family who live in Canada. Other than getting my DS-2019 "travel validation" ...
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Extending my stay if J1 visa has expired but I already have a B1/B2 visa

My J1 visa has just expired today and from tomorrow I have only 30 days grace period. I do have my active B1/B2 visa which I applied 3 years ago before I received my J1 visa. Can I extend my stay ...
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Does J1 visa make me an "essential traveller"?

Situation: I am a Mexican citizen currently living in the US with a valid J1 work visa as an exchange scholar. My DS-2019 has been extended until 2022 and my visa expires at the end of August this ...
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Traveling internationally (outside US) during pending J1 transfer [closed]

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, I am currently outside of the US, but still work for my US institution. I find conflicting information regarding the possibility to do a J1-transfer, while being outside ...
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Passport Question regarding J1 visa in the US [closed]

I am going to start my job as a residency physician soon in US. For that I have to apply for an exchange visitor J1 visa. My passport expires exactly around the time of my intended stay. My country (...
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What should I do when my DOB changed after I have been approved for a J-1 visa due to Hukou cancellation

I'm a Chinese citizen. When I was 17, my parents filed a Hukou(household registry) using my name but a different date of birth for me without telling me. I was a minor back then, I had no clue about ...
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Can a J2 visa holder work remotely for a french company without applying for an EAD? [closed]

I will work in the USA with a J1 Trainee VISA and my husband is coming with me. He wants to keep working for his french company by working remotely for them, from the USA. Is it possible? Does he have ...
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Passport validity requirement for J1 visa in the USA

I am applying for a J1 visa in the USA. One of the requirements listed here https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/exchange.html says that I need a passport with a validity date ...
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Can I apply for ESTA while in USA, after my J1 expires? [closed]

I am currently studying on a J1 visa which expires in May. I am aware of the grace period of 30 days, but I want to stay in the USA for 90 days after my J1 expires. Can I apply for an ESTA while in ...
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DS-2019 and J1 visa different 212(e) status [closed]

I am a University Student in Canada working in the US next term, as I was preparing my documents for departure. I noticed that my DS-2019 said my country of permanent residence is China, though I am a ...
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J-1 visa + ESTA to travel, not to RE-ENTER but to STAY in the US?

I am from the Netherlands and I know that similar questions were frequently asked but unfortunately, it seems like no one is in the exact situation I am. I went to New York last year, just for a week, ...
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Stay longer than grace period on a J-1 Visa

I am currently on exchange under a J-1 Visa. I know I can stay another 30 days longer after my Visa expires, however I intend to travel around the USA and stay for 45 days after my visa expires. What ...
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J1 visa in old passport [duplicate]

If I get an USA -J1 visa on my Indian passport and after that I decide to apply for the new passport (due to insufficient pages), is J1 visa in my old passport is valid ??
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J1 visa with the “212 (e) rule does apply”

I have a J1 visa with the ''212 (e) rule does apply'' written below my visa but my visa is expired. Is it possible for me to enter the US? What do I need to do?
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Do I need to apply for J1 visa waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement? [closed]

I applied a J-1 visa in 2013 as an exchange student to a US university. Unfortunately, the US embassy issued my visa too late so I decided not to come to US at that moment. In other words, I did not ...
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What to put for Current Employer in DS-160 Form when I haven't started yet?

I have finished my PhD at the end of last month (the official graduation will be in a couple of months, but I already have the official award letter and received the last stipend of my scholarship). I ...
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Re-entry into the US a few days apart on two different visas

Funny situation here: I'm going to attend a conference in the US at the end of September to which I intend to travel using the VWP (Aussie citizen). In parallel, I initiated the process to obtain a ...
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Using an Egypt driver's license in California with a J-1 visa [duplicate]

I have a driver license issued in my country (Egypt), can I use it in California? I'm staying with a J-1 visa. My name is written in English but the expiration date is in Arabic numerals.
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J1 visa expiry date and ds 2019 expiry

I am J1 visa scholar. My visa and DS 2019 is expiring on July 31. My return flight from Chicago to Chennai is on Aug 1 via London with a 2 hour layover. Will this be any problem in London or USA?
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Am I subject to the 2 year rule? [closed]

My DS2019 states that I am not subject to the two-year residence requirement, however my visa in my passport states that I am subject to the 212(e) two-year rule.
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Is ESTA needed with a J-1 Visa?

I'm going on an internship in the USA this Summer. I already received my J-1 Visa but I was wondering if I still have to apply for ESTA. Is this the case?
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Place of birth typo in ds 2019

My ds 2019 form has a typo stating my place of birth as Raidur but actually in my passport it is correct i.e Raipur. I have a visa appointment in a couple of days. What should I do? I have contacted ...
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J-1 Visa Interview - Intent to return to home country [closed]

I am worried about my son not having sufficient ties to supply for his interview next week to get a U.S. visa to work as a counselor at a summer camp for 3 months through a reputable company (Camp ...
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My J-1 visa expires 7 days before my flight ticket. What should I do? Does it depend on the flight company? [duplicate]

My J1 visa states that it expires on 1st of Aug. But my return flight is on 7th of Aug. Do I need to get a new VISA? What should I do?
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J1 Visa and ESTA for the US

I have booked flights to the US on the 29th of June but my J1 visa does not begin until the 19/08. Do I just apply for an ESTA Visa to cover for the time before the exchange period?
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An early transit through US using using J1 and J2 visa during the 30 day grace period bfore the starting of the program

I and my wife have J1 and J2 visas, respectively, and my DS-2019 program starts from the 1st July 2019. Now, I have to travel to Canada on the 25th of June and my flight has a transit through ...
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Can I have a health insurance that starts later than the date I land in USA with a J1 visa? [closed]

I am traveling to USA as a research student with J1 visa. My university health insurance starts from 15th June, however I will land in USA on 8th June. Will that be a problem? Will the customs and ...
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J-1 visa, but residency outside US [closed]

I am currently in the US as a visiting grad student on a J-1 visa. My advisor wants to keep working with me, but for various personal reasons I need to go back to my home country after my time here is ...
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J1 visa followed by ESTA

My daughter will be studying in the United States on a J1 visa. After her course finishes she has 30 days left on her J1. Can she then stay for a while longer to travel using ESTA?
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If I have two consecutive J-1 visas that overlap, would I need to leave the US and come back? [closed]

I have two internships in the US that are 16 weeks each. The first one is from early May to the last week of August. The second one is from the first week of September to late December. There is a ...
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Different place of birth on DS2019 and passport

Place of birth in DS2019 and Passport is different. City name A is on the DS2019 and village name B is on the passport. Is it required to have the same place of birth on DS2019 and passport?
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Which visa is required to visit my employer in Canada?

I am German and I have a German passport. I'll be doing an internship in the US with a J1 visa. Now I'll have the opportunity to visit the company office in Canada. Will I need a Visa for this ...
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Having J1 and F1 at the same time [closed]

I will be interning in the USA this summer and I will be an exchange student again in the USA after the summer (example dates: internship June-end of August 2019; semester starts on September 2019). ...
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Re-entering USA after short trip to Canada after visa expired [duplicate]

My J-1 visa will expire on the 14th of December 2018 and I am aware of the 30 day grace period however, I was planning to go to Canada for 4 days to visit my family friends for Christmas (during the ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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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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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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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?