The J-1 visa is an "exchange visitor" visa which is managed under the auspices of the Exchange Visitor Program of the U.S. Department of State.
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The J-1 visa is an “exchange visitor” visa which is managed under the auspices of the Exchange Visitor Program of the U.S. Department of State.The J-1 visa is used primarily by exchange students (these are non-degree seeking students) and students who are sponsored by U.S. government agencies.Students who meet the criteria for the J-1 visa will be issued a DS-2019 by their college or by a United States government agency (IIE, OAS, etc.)The spouse or children of a J-1 student enter the U.S. on a J-2 visa. Spouses in J-2 status may apply to the USCIS for permission to work after their arrival in the U.S. Spouses and children may also attend school under the J-1/J-2 visa program.GoUSA!– MikeAll information presented here is from my personal research and my attempts to save you time and money when pursuing your dream of coming to the USA to study. Do not take any of this information as LEGAL advice – I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV. This information is gathered from a variety of sources including many U.S. Government websites and I urge you to validate this information as much as possible, just as I do when posting on this blog.