top of page
BlogPageTop

Trending

ADVERTISEMENT

J1 Visa Program USA: The Ultimate Guide

Updated: Mar 4


This J1 visa guide provides valuable information for J1 students participating in the J1 visa program in the USA. It covers most of the J1 visa program details, including rules, requirements, application steps, finding internship/postdoc positions, getting a J2 work permit for dependents, getting a J1 visa waiver, switching from a J1 to an H1B, moving from a J1 visa to Green Card, renewing your passport, renewing passport, or obtaining OCI card for your child, etc.



Hello, I am Hina Singh!

If you are a J1 visa holder, please bookmark this page. I am confident that my own visa and immigration experience will be helpful to you. Note that I am not a lawyer, but I have navigated through all these steps, either directly or indirectly, and I'm here to support you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to help. However, please be aware that my advice should not be considered legal advice. If you have legal matters, it is recommended to hire an attorney.


These blogs are arranged in a specific order to ensure you don't miss anything. Simply read them in the sequence they are listed, and you'll find a 'Next' link at the end of each one.


Additionally, if you know someone aspiring to come to the US as a J1 student, feel free to share this page. I'm confident that these blogs will prove helpful to them.



Table of Contents: J1 Visa USA


J1 Visa USA


J1 Visa Waiver


J1 Visa to H1B


Green Card


J2 EAD


Passport & OCI Card


B1/B2 Visa for Parents


H1B Visa


Others



Related Topics

4 Comments


PS
PS
Mar 19

Hi Hina,


I was on J1 for 5 years and came back to India after 5 years in 2022. Now, I wanted to go to US again. I am applying for postdoc positions but have not got any positive response till now. Please suggest some tips for positive selection. Also, I am not sure if anyone can again hire me on J1 or not. Please comment on this also.

Thanks in advance.

Like
Replying to

Hi, please try leveraging your network to find positions and apply directly through the university website. These typically have better chances of success. Some universities consider only fresh postdoc candidates, so it's worth even exploring scientist positions which align with your level of seniority. Yes, If you have completed a 2-year home residency or obtained a waiver, you can get J1 visa again. Thanks.

Like

Unknown member
May 31, 2023

Hi Hina, thank you for sharing all information about J1 waiver process .I have done J1 1 and 2 stage. I sent all my documents to st. Louise but I forgot to $120 fee what should I do next . I sent all papers yesterday. could I send all papers again. please reply . Please help me

Like
Hina Singh
Hina Singh
Jun 10, 2023
Replying to

Hello sorry for the late response, according to me, yes you should send all the documents again including the cashier's check of $120. I don't see any harm if you send all documents again, but definitely, contact DOS (by email: 212ewaiver@state.gov) to update them regarding this. Usually, they respond in a few days. Thanks

Like

Want to share your thoughts about this blog?

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Dataneb is a platform for individuals to share their personal experiences with visa and immigration processes, and their views and opinions may not necessarily reflect those of the website owners or administrators. While we strive to keep the information up-to-date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We strongly advise that you consult with a qualified immigration attorney or official government agencies for any specific questions or concerns related to your individual situation. We are not responsible for any losses, damages, or legal disputes arising from the use of information provided on this website. By using this website, you acknowledge and agree to the above disclaimer and Google's Terms of Use (https://policies.google.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

RECOMMENDED FROM DATANEB

Struggle2.png

Current Family-Based Green Card Priority Date for India...

This page provides information on the current green card priority date for India for family-based permanent residency in the F1, F2A, F2B...

Apr 10, 2024

Struggle2.png

J1 Visa Waiver Application Process - Stage 2 (India)

There are three stages in obtaining J1 visa waiver. This post highlights all the steps required to finish stage 2 of J1 waiver.

Apr 14, 2024

Struggle2.png

Sample Invitation Letter to Visit USA for Parents (B1/B...

This is the sample invitation letter that I used to invite my parents to visit the USA on B1/B2 tourist visa.

Apr 21, 2024

bottom of page