What is a J visa?

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Nov 28, 2019 (2 months and 2 days ago)


The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa is for individuals qualified to participate in the study and workbased visitor programs. The J visa is divided into two parts namely J-1 and J-2 visa.

What is a J visa?

The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa is for individuals qualified to participate in the
study and work based visitor programs. The J visa is divided into two parts namely J-1 and J-2
The primary goals of the Exchange Visitor Program or J-1 Visa are to give participants the
opportunity to engage with the Native Americans, strengthen and test their English language
abilities, share their culture, and learn or build new skills that could benefit them in future
careers. Whereas, the J-2 visa allows a non-immigrant dependent like unmarried children below
the age of 21 or spouse to be accompanied by the J-1 exchange visitor or later join J-1 holder in
the United States. In both cases, an
Immigration Support Service
Company is very beneficial to
hire which guides properly and saves a lot of time.
Eligibility and Departments of the J-1 visa program
The J-1 visa program has fifteen different categories of participants, of which thirteen categories
include privately-funded programs and rest two categories are publicly funded. To obtain a J-1
visa, an individual must fall under any of the following program categories: -
● Privately-funded Programs
o Professors/ Research
o Short-term Scholars
o Trainees
o Interns
o College and University
o Teachers
o Secondary School Students
o Specialists
o Alien Physicians
o Camp Counselors
o Au Pairs
o Summer Work Travel
Publicly-funded Programs
o Government Visitors
o International Visitors
Eligibility for the J-2 visa program
The eligibility of a J-2 visa completely depends on a particular exchange program being offered
by the sponsor organizations to the J-1 visa immigrant. Although some categories allow for
dependents or spouses to accompany a J-1 visa immigrant there are specific programs that do not
A J-2 visa is not permitted in following exchange program categories: -
o Au Pairs
o Camp Counselors

o Secondary School Student
o Summer Work travel
Applying for J visa
● For J-1 visa
Once the DS-2019 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status) is obtained from
the sponsor, the individual may apply to the United States Embassy or Consulate in the country
of his/her residence.
● For J-2 visa
The J-1 visa applicant whom the individual would accompany must inquire about bringing the
spouse or dependent (J-2 visa applicant) when seeking a sponsor. The sponsor more approve the
accompaniment of the spouse and/ or children (dependent) who will each be issued their DS-
2019 form.
In general, time to obtain an Exchange Visitor Visa (J-1) and J-2 visa depend on the wait time of
the interview which varies from country to country and based on individual circumstances. It is
to be noted that exchange program visitors who are beginning a new program may not enter the
United States more than 30 days before the Program Start date.
Immigration Support Services and Role of SKJ Juris
Applying for a J visa is a very lengthy and time-consuming process that involves convincing
sponsors, preparing the required documents, applying for the visa, interview, applying for spouse
and/ or dependents (some cases), etc. Even after this process, there is a slight uncertainty of the
application being rejected. Hence, it is better to hire Immigration Support Services which
prevents unnecessary errors and guides effectively.
Immigration Support Company
works well in all these processes. When there is a point of
best Immigration Support Services, then SKJ Juris stands out of the queue with its highly
qualified professionals and years of experience which is truly worthy of the price. SKJ Juris
offers outstanding Immigration Support Services, promising customer’s guaranteed satisfaction.
SKJ Juris provides full-fledged, high quality and low-cost Immigration services to law firms,
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