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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is another SEVIS fee payment required after J-1 transfer?

I have a question about whether to pay the SEVIS fee again, after having had a transfer of sponsorship from one academic program to another. From the I-901 website, there are certain cases when one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apply for an other visa while J2 application is on progress

My wife and me are planning to go to the US. I'll have a J1 (postdoc) and she therefore get's a J2. At the moment she's looking for a job in Academia/Industry. In case she finds one, can she still ...
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How does US J1 visa termination affect a UK Tier 4 student visa application?

In 2012 I participated in "Work and Travel" student exchange program and obtained J1 visa. But because of conflict with my employer the program was terminated and I had to come back. The problem is ...
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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-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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Do I need a visa to work for a university in the US from Europe?

I am currently working in a university in the US with a J1 visa which is about to expire. I have negotiated with my supervisor to keep working with him for three months more but from my home country ...
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Retroactive tax liability when changing visa types (J-1 to H1-B)

I recently switched from a J-1 (intern category) visa to a H1-B and am now wondering about tax liability. Whilst on J-1 I was not liable for FICA (SS + Medicare) or FUTA, but now that I'm on H1-B I am ...
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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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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 ...
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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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J1 Visa: Am I allowed to make money in a foreign country?

I am an Indian citizen, currently in my third year of J-1 visa working full-time here in the US. One of the European university labs that I collaborate with proposed to me that it would like to pay me ...
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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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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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J1 vs H1B visas for scholars in the USA

What are the main advantages and disadvantages of trying to get J1 vs H1B visas to the USA for a married individual applying for postdoctoral positions (i.e. temporary research position)? Consider: ...
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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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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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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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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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J visa: how to handle gap between appointments? [closed]

Suppose the following situation: A postdoc is staying in the USA on a J1 visa at institute X (2 yr home residency requirement applies). She is offered another postdoc position at institute Y. The ...
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Do I need a new SSN after changing visa types?

I've been living and working in the US on a J-1 visa for the last year. I've just entered the US on my new H1-B visa and will start work on October 1st. Do I need to get a new SSN, or can I use the ...
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Change visa status J1 to H1B

I hold a J1 visa (Research Scholar) I have been on J1 status and was granted the waiver of the two-year foreign residence. This was granted under the no-objection category. Now, I have an academic job ...
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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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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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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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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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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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H1 visa: Timing for visa interview when on leave of absence

I am an Indian citizen and I hold a PhD from a US university. I am currently working in France on a Scientific/D visa. I have accepted a position in the USA at a university as a "teaching assistant ...
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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 ...