Immigration Law Associates
Chicago Lawyer, Attorney: Green Card, H-1B, National Interest Waiver, J-1, Spouse, Fiance, Student Visa, VAWA, Citizenship, Removal, Korean, Polish, Japanese, Spanish

J-1 Exchange Visas


The "J" exchange visitor visa is a nonimmigrant visa given to foreign participants in a "J Visa Program" - a program designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills in the fields of education, arts, and sciences. Participants include 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; and international visitors coming for the purpose of traveling, observing, consulting, conducting research, training, sharing, or demonstrating specialized knowledge or skills, or participating in organized people-to-people programs. A J-Visa Program will serve as an exchange visitor sponsor who will sponsor the foreign participant(s), so that they may receive a J Visa.    J-1 Exchange visitor visa nonimmigrant immigration attorney lawyer Chicago J Visa Program interchange persons knowledge arts education science skills students teachers professors visitors

Immigration Law Associates, PC has considerable experience with the J-1 visa category. Having assisted companies to bring trainees or research scholars in a variety of areas and disciplines, we can provide the strategic immigration planning that may yield a tremendous business advantage in the global marketplace. We can offer the tactical immigration guidance that can allow individuals to meet their professional as well as personal goals in the United States.

Elements of J-1 Visas:

212(e) 2 Year Foreign Residency Requirement

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(847) 763-8500 via email

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8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
(Chicago Metro Area)


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