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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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 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 ...
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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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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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Travel in the US on J-1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

Regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J-1 visa and wish to go to The Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after The Bahamas I know that I cannot enter on my visa ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I return to England from the US with a British passport only two months before expiry? [duplicate]

I am currently working in San Diego on a J1 Visa, and am contracted until the 23rd June. My passport expires on the 25 Aug. I plan to leave the country just before my contract ends (19-21st of June), ...
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J1 grace period ends 3 days before I leave. How to proceed?

I bought my ticket to go back to my country according to my DS2019 dates, which expired on Dec 20 (so my grace period would be until Jan 20), but later I received another DS2019 from my sponsor with a ...
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Indian citizens holding J 1 visa travelling on cruise to Bahamas [duplicate]

Indian citizens holding J1 visa in US want to travel to Bahamas on cruise. Do they need Bahamas visa ?
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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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Do I need a UK transit visa when travelling in the grace period of a J1 visa?

I am an Indian Citizen going to the US on a J1 visa. The J1 visa is valid from 23rd Aug to 13th September. I am transitioning through London on my way to the US. For the journey from India to the US, ...
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Withdraw US J1 visa application

When you withdraw a J1 US visa application, is it considered as a refused visa? If not, should I still mention it in my future US visa applications?
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USA-Philippines flight via Toronto with US J1 visa

I am a J1 Visa holder of the United States and a Philippines passport holder. I have a layover flight of 22 hours at Toronto Canada. Will I be able to go out at the airport and look around and meet my ...
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Can you change from a J1 visa to an ESTA by going to Mexico for a few weeks? [duplicate]

I'm a UK National currently on a J1 visa as a student in the US which expires on July 13th (after the grace period) but my flight isn't booked until August 22nd as I want to do some more travelling ...
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Two passports one with J1 visa

I am currently studying masters in the US and I posses two passports one of which has a J1 visa. I would like to continue my PhD in the same university I am currently enrolled in as soon as I finish ...
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J1 visa applying for Canadian student visa [closed]

I am currently studying masters in the US and I hold a J1 visa. I want to continue my PhD in a Canadian university can I apply for a Canadian student visa (assuming I have been accepted by Canadian ...
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Can a non-US citizen living in the US on a J1 visa travel to Cuba?

I am a non-US citizen on a J1 visa doing an internship in the US. I would like to know if it's still possible for me to travel to Cuba, via Charter Flights in Miami, for example. Am I subject to the ...
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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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From J1 TO ESTA the same year

I am a Dutch citizen, I have been in the US since 2 January under J1 VISA, exchange student. My J1 visa finish 8 may,then I will be in the grace period and I just discover that under this period I ...
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Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
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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 ...