How long is a J1 visa good for?

five years
Exchange visitors who are teachers, professors, research scholars, or people with specialized skills may be issued J-1 visas for no more than five years, plus 30 days in which to prepare to depart the United States.

What is the exchange number for J-1 visa?

J-1 Visa Emergency Hotline: 1-866-283-9090. This line is for use by exchange visitors and third parties in the case of urgent situations. A Department of State representative is available 24 hours a day.

How do I get a J-2 visa?

Applying for the Visa

  1. Step 1: Make and attend your J-2 Visa appointment.
  2. Step 2: Review and sign your J-2 DS-2019 Form.
  3. Step 3: Complete your J-2 Visa application and gather the required documents and payment.
  4. Step 4: Apply and interview for your J-2 visa at your US Embassy/Consulate.
  5. Step 5: Receive your J-2 Visa.

Can J-1 Enter US?

Citizens of all countries (except Canada and Bermuda) are required to have a J-1 visa to enter the US. To apply for a J-1 visa, you will need to submit the following documents to the US Embassy or Consulate: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status (SEVIS Form DS-2019)

Do I need a sponsor for J-1 visa?

Do I need a sponsor? Yes. The State Department designates U.S. government, academic and private sector entities to conduct educational and cultural exchange programs. To participate in the Exchange Visitor Program, foreign nationals must be sponsored by one of the State Department-designated sponsors.

Can I work on a J-2 visa?

J-2 visa-holders are authorized to work in the U.S. as long as they obtain an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Currently, EAD cards are taking up to 90 to 120 days to process. On item #9, leave blank if you do not yet have a Social Security number.

Who is eligible for J-2 visa?

Who is eligible for J-2 status? The spouse and unmarried, minor children (under 21 years of age) of the exchange visitor are eligible for J-2 status.

How to apply for a DSW Visa credit card?

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Where can I get the ds-1648 visa form?

Important Notice: The online form DS-1648 available from the Department of State, at, is the only acceptable version of this form. Only online (internet-based) applications are accepted for those eligible to use this form.

Where can I use my Visa gift card?

Although your gift card will not be accepted at locations outside of the United States, it’s welcome at millions of locations within the U.S. where Visa Debit cards are accepted. How do I use my Visa Gift card online?

Can a Visa gift card be reloaded with additional funds?

A Visa Gift card can’t be reloaded with additional funds. If you’re interested in a Visa card that can be reloaded, visit the Visa Prepaid card page . Get a new Visa Gift card