Information for J-1 Students

A J-1 student is a student who is in the United States participating in an educational and cultural exchange program and who will return home to share their experiences. In order to "maintain" student status, a J-1 student must comply with many U.S. federal immigration rules and regulations. This section is devoted solely to J-1 students, their rules and regulations, and how to properly maintain J-1 student status. Please choose from the topics below for valuable immigration information.

Pre-Arrival Information

How to get your J-1 visa

How to enter the U.S. in J-1 status

J-1 Rules of Status

J-1 Rules of Status and how to maintain J-1 status

Employment in J-1 Status

J-1 On-campus Employment

J-1 Academic Training

Maintaining J-1 Status

J-1 Change of Address

J-1 Program Extensions

J-1 School Transfer

J-1 2-year Residency Requirement

Information for J-2 dependents