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J-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

57.

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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58.

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.

59.

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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