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1. What is J1 visa?
   
 The J1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. to participate in exchange programs to promote the sharing of knowledge and skills in education, arts and sciences.
  
 J-1 visas are of two types:
  
 
    J-1 visas that do not have a restriction known as 'Home Residency Requirement' (HRR)
    J-1 visas that have the HRR restriction

2. Who are eligible for J-1 visa?
  
 Applicants eligible for J-1 visa are:
  
 
    Students at all academic levels
    Trainees obtaining on-the-job training with firms,
institutions, and agencies
    Teachers of primary, secondary, and specialized schools
    Professors coming to teach or do research at institutions of higher learning
    Research scholars
    Professional trainees in the medical and allied fields
    International visitors coming for the purpose of travel, observation, consultation, research, training, sharing, or demonstrating specialized knowledge or skills, or participating in organized people-to-people programs
    au pairs
    Summer camp counselors

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