“J” or the Exchange Visitor Program visa is a non-immigrant visa available for students at all academic levels (trainees obtaining on-the-job training with firms, institutions, and agencies; teachers of primary, secondary, and specialized schools), professors coming to teach or do research at institutions of higher learning; research scholars; professional trainees in the medical and allied fields;
and international visitors coming for the purpose of travel, observation, consultation, research, training, sharing, or demonstrating specialized knowledge or skills, or participating in organized people-to-people programs. This type of visa is intended by the US Department of State to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge and skills in the fields of education, arts and sciences.
Note: The following is basic information regarding the types of visas available. It is in no way to be construed as legal advice. For further information you are encouraged to contact The Fogle Law Firm, LLC for a consultation or appointment so we can provide you with the appropriate solution for your particular case and assist you in achieving your goals.