J1 visa

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J1 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa for the United States. It is also called exchange visitor visa.

J1 Visa of the United States
J1 Visa of the United States

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The J-1 classification (exchange visitors) is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training. These programs are designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science.

Sponsors[edit | edit source]

In carrying out the responsibilities of the Exchange Visitor Program, the United States Department of State designates public and private entities to act as exchange sponsors. J-1 nonimmigrants are therefore sponsored by an exchange program that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of State.

Examples of exchange visitors include, but are not limited to:


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