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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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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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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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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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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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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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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B1/B2 stuck in AP and need to proceed to apply for J1 [closed]

My apologies for this being a long post. Backgrounds: 1) Was searching for postdoc positions by December 2018, got on-site interview invitations. I applied for B1/B2 from Canada (where I was doing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...