The J-1 visa program allows individuals to enter the U.S. for a specified period, as part of an exchange visitor program sponsored by schools, businesses and a diverse variety of organizations and institutions. Under U.S. State Department regulations, J-1 visas are issued to students, scholars, business and industrial trainees, teachers, interns, seasonal staff and those on approved, cultural missions.
In addition, there are several exchange visitor programs for young people, including summer employment programs for university students and au pair programs. Participants can work, train and study while they experience daily life in the United States.
The duration of the J-1 visa can be as short as a summer internship or as long as a multiple year medical residency and sub-specialty program. We have considerable experience writing programs to qualify interns to come to and work in the U.S.
Foreign Nationals covered by the J-1 Visa:
- Medical students coming to the U.S. as residents or interns
- Foreign Scholars sponsored by universities as temporary faculty
- Those wishing to pursue business and industrial training programs in the U.S.
- Seasonal staff or counselors in U.S. summer camps
- Nannies or au pairs living with an American host family
- Those pursuing Post-graduate studies
- Government visitors
- Activities that are part of an exchange program approved by the U.S. Department of State
Immigration attorneys at The Dworsky Law Firm have been processing numerous applications for J-1 visa and will be happy to assist you. Call The Dworsky Law Firm in Chicago at (841) 441-4188, or use the consultation form to describe your case.