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USA J-1 visa

USA J-1 visa

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  1. USA J-1 visa Tony Munro Co-op Co-ordinator University of Waterloo tmunro@uwaterloo.ca www.cecs.uwaterloo.ca

  2. J-1 visa characteristics • Exchange visitor http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1267.html • Non-immigrant • Multiple categories • intern, trainee (occupational restrictions) • research scholar, short-term scholar, summer work-travel • 15 total • (Au pair, Camp Counselor, Student - college/university, Student – secondary, Government Visitor, Alien Physician, Professor, Specialist, Teacher) • Date specific / company specific • Restrictions: • 2 year rule • Time limits (visa duration, between visas)

  3. J-1 visa application • Sponsoring agency www.exchanges.state.gov/education/jexchanges/about/catalog.htm • CDS International: www.cdsintl.org • AIPT: www.aipt.org • SWAP: www.swap.ca • DS-2019 form • application form + training plan + administration fee • Canadians vs. other nationalities • J-1 visa status / J-1 visa • Timing • Costs • administration fee • SEVIS fee

  4. US Consulate and US Customs • US Consulate http://toronto.usconsulate.gov/content/index.asp • additional forms & fees • US Customs documentation • passport, DS-2019, SEVIS receipt, resume, transcript • I-94 card • disclosure • intent • destination address

  5. Upon arrival • Confirmation to sponsoring agency • immediate • address, contact information • Social Security application • 10 day delay • passport, DS-2019, employment letter • receipt • Banking • Taxes • Form 1040NR (-EZ) & state forms