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J-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the U.S. government agencies who can apply for the waiver on behalf of the J1 exchange visitors?

The following U.S. government agencies may apply for J-1 waiver:

  • Department of Education for teachers/professors
  • Department of Health and Human Services for medical researchers, pharmacy research, pediatrics/endocrinology researchers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture for workers in the fields of agricultural economics, food processing, animal science, agronomy, agricultural and comparative pathology fields
  • Department of Energy for physicists working in the fields of mineral/metallurgical engineering, nuclear engineering, treatment and disposal of radioactive wastes
  • Department of Defense for workers in the fields of computers, economics or electrical engineering
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration for workers in air/space fields
  • Department of Interior for environmental specialists and civil engineers
  • Department of Transportation for workers in the fields of chemical/civil engineering, aviation
  • National Science Foundation for physicists, atmospheric earth scientists, economics specialists, and specialists in science education
  • Environmental Protection Agency for environmental engineers and others

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As a J-1 exchange visitor, how do I get an extension for the 30-day voluntary departure status?

You will need to contact the USCIS for an extension of the 30-day, post-program, voluntary departure status period.


Who should pay the processing fee for J-1 visa?

The processing fee for J-1 visa is paid only by the applicant, not the dependent spouse or children.

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