J-1 Exchange-Visitor Visa
Persons who seek to enter the U.S. as part of an Exchange-Visitor Program must first obtain a J-1 Visa. In order to qualify for the J-1 visa, the person must:
- Be a bona fide student, scholar, trainee, teacher, professor, research assistant, specialist, or leader in a field of specialized knowledge or skill, or other person of similar description;
- Intend to come temporarily to the United States as a participant in an exchange program designated by the Director of the United States Information Agency;
- Enter for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, or receiving training; and
- Maintain a residence in a foreign country with no intent of abandoning.
To determine if you are eligible for a J-1 Exchange-Visitor Visa, as a participant in an approved exchange program, please contact our office for a consultation.