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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to fill the "Part-3 processing information" of form I-539 if I am changing status from F1 to J2?

I am changing my status from F1 to J2 and filling I-538 form, I have confusion in some points What data should I put here. I-539, Part 2. 3b. New status and affective date of change. Do I need ...
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J1 visa (postdoc) while greencard pending from outside the US?

I am currently in Canada and applied for marriage based greencard. I-130 got approved but due to mistake from USCIS (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?) I ...
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Get J1 visa after not filing tax return on previous J1 visa

In the summer of 2018 I did an internship in the US on a J1 visa. I didn't realise I needed to file my tax returns with the IRS. I don't owe them any money though because of a tax treaty with the UK. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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J-1 visa holder applying for German research visa

I am currently in the US as a J-1 visa holder, and I am applying for a researcher visa in Germany soon. I have noticed that in the visa application form there is a field for "residence permit ...
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J-2 visa renewal

Im a J-2 visa holder and Indian citizen. My husband is canadian and J-1 holder. Both our DS-2019 are valid. But visas expired. I had to travel to canada recently and now im here. In order to reenter ...
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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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