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J-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I bring my dependents on J-1 visa?

Yes, you may bring your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 on
J-2 dependent visa.


Can my dependents work on J1 visas?

Yes, your dependents may work in the U.S. on J1 visas if they receive special permission from the USCIS and the money is not needed to support you.

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Can my dependents study on J-1 visa?

Yes, your dependents may study on J-1 visa. They don't have to apply for a separate student visa.


Are there any travel restrictions on J-1 visa?

No, there are no travel restrictions on J-1 visa. You may plan with your employer and travel out of the U.S. any number of times while on valid J-1 visa.


What is the 'Two-Year Rule' on J-1 visa?

The 'Two-Year Rule' is the common term used for a section of immigration law which requires that many exchange visitors return to their home country and be physically present there for at least two years after the conclusion of their exchange visit before they can be issued certain types of nonimmigrant visas, specifically H-1, L-1, K-1 and immigrant visas.

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