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Keeping my car from Canada in the US with J Visa - confused regarding “resident” and “non-immigrant”

I have been in the US for a couple weeks now, my wife and I drove down to Illinois from Canada and brought our car with us. We have insurance on our vehicle now from a US company, but now we are ...
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Marriage green card at end of current visa with 2 Year residency requirement waiver in-process, question

So I was just married, but my J1 Visa is ending in a few days. I know I have 30 days afterwards that I am allowed to take, to leave. Given the following additional information, which is the best ...
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Indian citizen, J1 Tax Exempt in USA. Do I pay India taxes for US income?

I am an Indian citizen and holding J1-research scholar and has been approved for tax exemption in USA for 24 months under Article 22 Tax Treaty. Do I need to pay taxes for the US income in India? ...
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J-1 2-year requirement waiver

Several years ago, I was sponsored to receive a J-1 visa via government funding. I was subsequently subject to the two year home residency requirement, so I went home for a few years satisfying that ...
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Having J1 and F1 at the same time

I will be interning in the USA this summer and I will be an exchange student again in the USA after the summer (example dates: internship June-end of August 2019; semester starts on September 2019). ...
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Does J1 visa need to be valid to apply for J2 visa?

I am a J1 visa holder; this expires by the end of November, 2018. I have the new DS2019 extended for more one year (i.e. up to 30 Nov, 2019). Since I am planning to go to India in January 2019, I was ...
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J 1 visa issue date= start date?

My issue date for my J-1 visa is 20th of may 2018, the start date on my Ds 2019 form (which is also stated in the visa in my passport) is 30th august 2018. Is it ok for me to enter the US on the 22nd ...
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How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa?

How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa? Can I apply for a US J1/J2 around 6 months ahead of the start date?
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My J1 visa expires in less than a month from my intended travel return date from the Schengen area. Will I be issued a visa?

I am on a J1 visa in the USA. My visa expires at the end of June 2018. I intend to travel to the Schengen area in the first week of June 2018 and come back to the USA within the validity period of my ...
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J1 visa is up in June 2018; Can I apply for a tourist visa from my home country w/o finishing the 2 year rule?

My J1 visa will expire in June 2018. I will go back home to my country after that. After a month in my home country, can I apply for a tourist visa to visit US. I am subject to the 212e rule (2-year-...
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J1 Visa - Do I need to file a US tax return?

From April 29th to October 20th 2017 I was present in the USA under a J1 visa as a researcher. During this time I received a monthly salary in the form of a grant. Based on Article 22(2) from the Tax ...
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Is J2 is eligible to renew visa when J1 visa stamp expired but maintaining J1 status?

I have faced confusion on J2 visa renewal. My wife maintaining J1 status in US but her J1 visa is expired and so mine too. Now I am outside of US and want to renew my J2 visa. But the embassy of US at ...
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Can my spouse work in her home country before entering the US on a J-2?

I will be entering the US on a J-1 Visa on April 1st. My wife will not join me until July 1st. Can she continue to work in her home country up until July 1st?
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Can I apply for a new J-1 visa for the US before the end date of my current DS-2019

About a month before my current DS-2019 expires, I will be traveling outside of the United States and would like to apply for the new J1 visa with my new DS-2019 (will receive before). My question ...
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Can I keep my job as a foreign contractor for a U.S. company, while I am in the U.S. working as a temporary unpaid volunteer?

I am an EU citizen and I work for a U.S.-based company as a foreign contractor. I am planning to go to the U.S. for a six-month project as a Visiting Scholar in a University. I would be on a J-...
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J1 visa-Reapply [closed]

I attended the J1 visa interview on 8th June 2017. I got my visa issued yesterday 11th July 17. In the visa, they have given expiration date as 9th August 2017. Now I have amended DS2019 certificate, ...
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Place of principal residence when J1

I am a French citizen, and have been on a J1 visa in the USA for a year-and-a-half, and will become a "resident alien" the 2nd of July 2017. I will switch to a H1B visa soon, and need to fill a DS160 ...
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J-1 visa and two-years home residency requirement

I was in the USA with a J-1 visa and I left the country after 4 months. How can I check online to see I am subject to two-years home residency?
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Netherlands tax return for former resident now in the US

I am a Chinese citizen and lived in the Netherlands before coming to the US. I hold a J-1 visa and do some research projects at Northhwestern University. According the the Netherland-US treaty, I ...
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B-1 visa holder applying for J-1 visa

I currently hold a B-1 visa that's valid for the next 2 years. I plan to apply for a J1 research scholars program. I can't decide which is the best way to go about applying for the J1. If I start ...
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J2 visa renewal

My husband's J2 visa expired and he has a valid job permit until Dec 2017. Our DS-2019 is also valid until DEC 2017. My question is, can he renew his visa inside the US? Or he has to go back to ...
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Renewal of J-1 visa in a different consulate

I am currently in the US holding a J-1 visa, which was stamped in the US embassy in Madrid on my Spanish passport and expires this summer. I need to travel this summer to another country, and I was ...
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Renewing US visa via mail still possible?

I am currently holding a J-1 visa, which I have to renew very soon in my home country (Germany). Previously, I was able to renew this visa via mail where I just mailed all my documents to the ...
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J-1 Waiver for 2 Year Home Residency Requirement

Has anyone had any luck with the J-1 Waiver of the 2 year home residency requirement, with government funds made available by the US Government? I was part of a high-school exchange program in 2008 ...
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Is there any earning limit as a J-1 Intern? [closed]

I'm a French citizen, recently graduated from a French engineering school and actually performing an internship in San Diego. I received an internship offer for 6 months as a Software Engineer Intern ...
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Exemption for children in the USA: should I get an ITIN or a SSN for them?

I am a French citizen on a J1 visa in the USA, and recently became a resident alien. As such, I will be taxed. If I read correctly the IRS page, I can claim exemption for my wife and our two kids (all ...
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German national, studying in Switzerland, J1 visa for the US, which embassy/consulate?

I am applying for a J1 visa for the US. I am studying in Switzerland but I am not a permanent resident there. I am German. To apply for the visa, to which embassy/consulate do I need to go? Since I ...
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US J1 visa, port of entry different from final destination

I am going to San Francisco in January to study at UCB. I used to live for about a year in Boston some time ago. The visa starts mid-January. Now, I would like to fly to Boston to meet up with old ...
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Holding non-immigrant J1 visa and dutch dependent visa simultaneously

I am non-US and non-EU national employed in USA with a non-immigrant J1 visa. My spouse is a Netherlands resident and that's why I am eligible for getting a dutch dependent visa. After getting the ...
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Paying taxes after AOS?

I am currently in the US under a J1 and my home country has a tax treaty with the US. Therefore I am currently exempted from federal taxes and some other taxes. I am getting married soon and want to ...
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Travelling outside the US with a J1 visa: exact definition of the 30 days

I am French, and I am currently working in the US as a postdoctoral researcher under a J1 visa. I am planning to go back to France in August for research purpose, but I don't know exactly what ...
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Tax treaty with France and two J1 visa

I was in the US for an internship in a university from May to August 2014, not being paid, on a J1 short-term scholar visa. From August 2014 to October 2015 I returned to France to finish my Ph.D. I'...
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Can I obtain a waiver for my J-1's 2 year residence requirement based on government financing?

My DS-2019 form requires me to return back to my home country after the completion of my work program considering the fact that I receive government financing (i.e. salary from an institution funded ...
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Will I be subject to the 2 year J-1 Visa program?

I have recently been accepted as a postdoc fellow in an American university. I have heard rumors that I might have to come back to my own country after finishing my research with the J-1 visa I'm ...
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Leaving a J1 program early, but returning on an ESTA?

I'm currently on a J1 visa working in the United States, my Visa is valid until the end of November but I am considering leaving my job early, maybe during August. I am planning on traveling to other ...
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Fulfilling J1-visa two-year residence, when you are no longer a citizen of “home country”

I received J1-visa and was marked as a subject to two-year home-country physical presence rule. At that time I was still a citizen of Kazakhstan. I moved to Europe (Czech Republic) immediately after ...
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Renewing J-1 and J-2 visas

I'm a French citizen living in the USA, with my wife and our two children (who are French as well). I have a J1 Visa (Research Scholar) expiring the 30th of September 2016. My employer offered to ...
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Is there a mandatory delay between a J1 and an H1B visa?

I just finished a J1 internship visa and was wondering if I can apply to an H1B to work with the same company directly after (starting in October). PS: I'm from France so I don't have the 2 years ...
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Is a change from “J-1 Short-Term Scholar” to “J-1 Research Scholar” a “Change of Status”?

My question is as above: Is a change from "J-1 Short-Term Scholar" to "J-1 Research Scholar", both with the primary purpose of "Conducting Research", a "Change of Status"? Form I-539 makes me think "...
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Tax treaty benefits: when was my “date of arrival”?

I am a researcher on a J1 visa employed by a US university. The USA has a tax treaty with my country, Romania, based on which I believe my income in the USA is exempt from tax "for a period not ...
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W8-BEN / W9 mandatory for J2 (J1-dependent)? If so, how to get an ITIN?

I moved from France to the United States of Amercia with my wife a couple of months ago. I'm on a J1 Visa, working for an University as a Research Scholar and my wife is on a J2 visa. She does not ...
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J-1 visa home country residency requirement

I have read that most of the J-1 visas come with the 2 year home residency requirement. Is it possible to know in advance if my program J-1 visa would have such requirements? I'm a master degree (IT) ...
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Income tax on J1 visa for 24 months on foreign salary while paying home social security taxes

I have a few questions on taxation while being on a J1 visa (category research scholar). Background information: I am a Netherlands National I will start in December 1, 2015 as a postdoctoral ...
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I have funding for 2 years in my DS-2019, why my J-1 visa is only valid for 1 year?

I'm going to do a post-doc. My contract is 2 years, and so is the funding in my DS-2019 form. But when I received my J-1 visa, it is only valid for 1 year. I don't understand why. Do I need to go back ...
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J-2 visa: does 2-year old baby have to attend the visa interview?

I don't want to bring my toddler to the visa interview. Normally, the waiting time before being called is several hours, and during that time he may be hungry or get upset. In those cases, it will be ...
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J-2 visa: who is funding for your trip?

We are applying for J visas, J-1 for me and J-2 for my wife. I don't know how to answer this question in my wife application form: "who is funding for your trip?". In my application form, my employer ...
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Reapply for J1 Visa during current J1 program

When you receive a J1-Working Visa and currently work in America - Can you apply for a second J1-Visa in a different company/university to start directly after finishing your program of the first J1-...
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Is there a penalty if I withdraw a J1 visa in any stage of the process?

I have been accepted to an summer exchange program in the US and I began my J-1 Visa application. However, I received a much better offer by a major institution in another country (I thought my ...
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Does switching from a J1 visa to TD status prevent you from entering the US for two years?

I am currently living in the US on a TN status while my financé is still living in Canada. We are both Canadian citizens. She is looking at taking an internship in the US that would grant her a J-1 ...
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Can I withdraw a J1 visa that is being issued?

My J-1 visa was approved and it is currently being issued by the US consulate. However, during my interview at the consulate I found out that I will be subjected to the 2-year rule, which I only got ...