Recipients of a J-1 visa can remain in the US for the duration of their program, plus may arrive 30 days prior and department 30 days after the program ends.
J-1 Visa Programs
J-1 visa programs are available for a variety of categories of workers including:
- Alien Physicians
- Au Pairs
- Camp Counselors
- Government Visitors
- International Visitors
- Professor and Research Scholars
- Short Term Scholars
- Students, College/University
- Students, Secondary School
- Summer Work Travel
Applying for a J-1 Visa
In order to apply for a J visa you must first apply, meet the requirements, and be accepted to an exchange visitor program through a designated sponsor organization.
A list of sponsoring organizations is available online and applicants need to contact the sponsors directly to take part in one of the exchange programs. Once you have been accepted by a sponsor the organization will assist with the visa application process. Prospective exchange visitors apply for the J-1 visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country using the Form DS-2019 issued to them by their designated sponsor.
J-1 Visa Application Information
- Exchange Visitor Program
- J-1 Visa Programs
- J-1 Visa Sponsors List
- Applying for an Exchange Visitor Visa
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