J-1 — Exchange Visitors

J-1 status allows foreign nationals to come to the U.S. on a temporary basis to engage in a variety of exchange programs, ranging from au pair programs, to programs for post-doctoral scholars. For employers, J-1 classification is often a useful means for bringing foreign-based employees to the U.S. to participate in temporary training programs. Unlike the H-3, J-1 does not require the filing of a petition with the USCIS prior to making a visa application, and is thus often better suited for a training program involving only one or two people. We counsel clients on all aspects of J-1 training program, and help find the right sponsoring organization.

“Learn more about J-1 Programs in our Resources section”


Oakland, CA
428 Alice Street, Suite 231,
Oakland, CA 94607
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250 Ohua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Suite 1003
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