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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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B-1/B-2 visa vs J-1 visa

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 B-1/B-2 visa. The ...