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  • J-1 visa processing time cover photo

    J-1 Visa Processing Time

    Published on September 20, 2022

    When you’re planning your immigration case, you want details. You want to know what is required, which forms you need, how much it will cost, and, possibly most importantly, how much time it will take. If you are in the process of, or thinking about, applying for an exchange visitor visa, this post will break…

  • J-1 Visa Waiver FAQ Cover Photo

    J-1 Visa Waiver: Frequently Asked Questions

    Published on July 18, 2022

    A J-1 visa waiver is sought in order to bypass the rule that requires J-1 holders to be physically present in their home country for two years. Our office often gets questions regarding J-1 visas, their waivers, and the best way for them to be approached for a favorable outcome. Common topics of discussion include…

  • J-1 Waiver Marriage to a U.S. Citizen J-1 to Green Card

    J-1 Waiver: Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

    Published on July 15, 2022

    The J-1 visa is a common and popular nonimmigrant work and study visa that encourages foreign nationals to come to the U.S. temporarily to learn and gain skills to take back to their home country. J-1 visa holders are completely free to marry U.S. citizens, but that does not automatically qualify them for permanent resident…

  • J-1 to H-1B

    J-1 to H-1B Visa

    Published on July 10, 2022

    The J-1 and H-1B visas are both temporary nonimmigrant visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work in the U.S. However, their similarities end there. The J-1 is based on programs while the H-1B uses employers as sponsors. There is a limited list of occupations that qualify for the J-1 while the H-1B allows…

  • J-1 vs F-1 Visa - Key difference between J-1 and F-1 visa

    J-1 vs F-1 Visa

    Published on July 02, 2022

    Studying in the U.S. can be a great benefit to those who wish to learn and gain degrees and certifications from institutions that are only located within our borders. On this page, you will learn about the difference between F-1 and J-visas, which are the two main visa options for a foreign resident to study…

  • J-1 Visa Taxes

    J-1 Visa Taxes

    Published on January 07, 2020

    The United States tax system is a broad, murky, and deep topic. The most important thing is for every eligible taxpayer to have a basic knowledge of what is expected of them based on the category they belong to. As a J-1 visa holder, if you earn wages in the United States, it is expected…

  • J-1 Visa to Marriage Green Card

    J-1 Visa to Marriage Green Card

    Published on August 20, 2019

    The J-1 nonimmigrant visa classification is a temporary status issued to foreign researchers,  scholars, professors, and students to participate in designated exchange visitor programs in the United States. Just like some of the other temporary visas, most J-1 holders are required to return to their home countries after completing their programs.

  • J-1 to O-1 visa

    J-1 to O-1 Visa

    Published on June 25, 2019

      One of the advantages of an exchange visitor visa is that you are allowed to change from J-1 to another nonimmigrant status if you wish to remain in the United States after the completion of your program.