J-1 Scholar Categories

J-1 scholar categories include Research Scholars, Professors and others.

Two-year Home Residence Requirement and Waivers

Many J-1 Exchange Visitors are subject to a Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement or 212(e).

Dependents in J-2 Status

Eligibility and Requirements for J-2 Status

12 and 24 Month Bars

Two different rules affect how soon a J-1 can re-enter the U.S.

J-1-Sevis Fee

All new J-1s are required to pay a SEVIS fee of $220.

J-1 Financial Documentation Required

Learn More about Required Financial Documentation