Foreign visitors can apply for this visa to teach, lecture, study, conduct research, consult, demonstrate special skills, receive training, or receive graduate medical education or training in an approved program. Applicants must be sponsored by designated public or private entities.
Some examples of exchange visitors are:
- Professors or scholars, research assistants, students, trainees, teachers, specialists, camp counselors, and nannies or au pairs.*
J-1 visa holders are not immigrants, and their employment in the U.S. is permitted only under the terms of the exchange program
The applicant’s spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old can apply as J-2 visa holders and are entitled at work in the U.S., as long as their income does not support the J-1 visa holder.
Learn more about J-1 and J-2 Visas here. You can get more information about the Au Pair Program here.
*The Au Pair program is a cultural exchange program for exchange visitors between 18 and 26 years old, who provide child care services to their host families while attending an institution of higher education in the U.S.
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EB-2: Employment-based immigration
EB-2: General Requirements
EB-2: Exceptional Ability Visa questions
EB-2 NIW: National Interest Waiver requirements
EB-5: Immigrant Investor Program
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J-1: Exchange Visitors
J-1: Au Pair Program