Individuals who wish to participate in work-and-study-based exchange programs in the United States may do so by applying for a J-1 visa with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Like other types of non-immigrant employment visas, applying for a J-1 visa can be a complex process with various legal deadlines and eligibility requirements. At USILAW, our immigration lawyers understand the American immigration system inside and out and can offer the comprehensive legal guidance you need to apply for a J-1 visa with minimal stress.
Some J-1 nonimmigrants, such as researchers or nannies, enter the country to work while others do not. Employment is only authorized under the terms of a J-1 holder’s specific exchange program, with work for non-sponsor employers only being available in select circumstances. J-1 holders may have their spouses and children join them in the U.S. with J-2 classification if allowed by the specific program.
At USILAW, our immigration lawyers are passionate about helping individuals of all walks of life pursue their educational and career aspirations in the United States. With cost effective solutions and responsive communication, our team of highly-trained attorneys can simplify the process of applying for a J-1 visa and maximize your chances of achieving a successful outcome. From helping you choose the right J-1 program, to finding sponsors and preparing for interviews, we have what it takes to ensure your best interests are guarded.