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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to question that you may need answered.

How many times can you get a J-1 visa?

You are not considered a repeater if you have previously completed a different J-1 program, such as Work & Travel USA. You are allowed to repeat Summer Work and travel multiple times as long as you are still in university-level education!

What is the maximum length an H-2B visa worker can stay?

The workers can stay between 4 & 10 Months on an H-2B visa.

How long after my J-1 program starts can I arrive in the United States?

Once you have obtained your J-1 visa, you are ready to travel to the U.S. Immigration regulations allow you to enter the U.S. no earlier than 30 days prior to the start date of your program indicated in Section 3 of your SEVIS Form DS-2019.

How many hours a week do i need to make sure the H-2B is able to work?



Can I get married on a J-1 visa?

If you're a J-1 exchange visitor who recently married a U.S. citizen or green card holder (permanent resident), you can apply for a marriage visa to live with your spouse in the United States.

Can I leave and reenter the US on a J-1 visa?

Travel at the End of Your Program: The 30-Day Grace Period
Both your DS-2019 Form and J-1 Visa will expire during this time. If you leave the U.S. at all during this travel period, you will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. unless you secure a visa for a new program or a tourist waiver.

What is the maximum length an H-2B visa worker can stay?

The workers can stay between 4 & 10 Months on an H-2B visa.

How can I stay in the US after my J-1 visa expires?

If your J1 visa has expired but you still have work you need to complete in the U.S., you don't need to be concerned. You can apply for a J1 visa extension. The J1 visa extension process is simple and straightforward, and if you have good enough reasons, your J1 visa extension will more often than not be approved.

Can I apply for a J-1 visa a second time? 

Yes. The J-1 visa for interns and trainees can be applied for multiple times. ... There is a two-year mandatory standby period in between visas. If you wish to apply for another J-1 Trainee visa, you must wait a period of at least two years between two visas.

What is the J-1 visa program? 

The J-1 visa in the United States is for people who wish to take part in work-and-study-based exchange and visitor programs in the U.S. These programs are sponsored by an educational or other nonprofit institution, which must be accredited through the Exchange Visitor Program designated by the U.S. State Department.

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