J Visa Guidebook: The Complete Resource for Exchange Visitor Programs and Participants
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The J Visa Guidebook is your one-stop resource for dealing with questions related to the exchange visitor nonimmigrant visa program. Written entirely by esteemed attorneys in this area of immigration law, the J Visa Guidebook is a convenient guide covering the regulations on aliens and advising program sponsors how to comply with these regulations. Inside this essential resource you’ll find:
• A history of the exchange visitor program
• Coverage of the J-1 program designation process, including the sponsorship requirements for each exchange visitor category
• Guidance through the steps necessary to secure the U.S. State Department’s approval of a J-1 program application
• Subjects ranging from the appointment of responsible program officers and the preparation of DS-2019, to recordkeeping requirements, the supervision of J-1 program participants, and sanctions for noncompliance
• Issues such as the qualifications for the J-1 visa in each exchange visitor category, employment authorization, maintenance of status, reinstatement of status, extension requests, and changes in program categories
• Clarification on the complex issues relating to the J-1 two-year home residence requirement and possible waivers
• No-objection letters from over 70 countries
• Sample hardship applications
• State-30 information from all currently participating states
• Over 1,000 pages of appendix material.
The 2022 edition ISBN is 9781663337597.
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Table of contents
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
CHAPTER 1 HISTORY OF THE EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 2 DESIGNATION OF EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAMS
2.1 General Sponsorship Requirements
2.2 Sponsor Requirements for Particular Visitor Categories
2.3 Exchange Visitor Dependents
2.4 Preparing an Application for Program Designation
CHAPTER 3 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION
3.1 General Program Requirements
3.2 Program Staffing and Responsible Officers
3.3 Selection and Orientation of Exchange Visitors
3.4 Preparation and Issuance of Form DS-2019 (formerly IAP-66)
3.5 Completion of Form DS-2019
3.6 Validating and Maintaining SEVIS Records
3.7 Monitoring Exchange Visitor Participants
3.8 Unlawful Presence
3.9 Making Technical Corrections and Requesting Reinstatement
3.10 Reporting, Notification and Recordkeeping Requirements; Compliance Reviews
3.11 Sanctions and Terminations of Designation
CHAPTER 4 EXCHANGE VISITOR CATEGORIES AND PROCEDURES
4.1 Definition of a J-1 Exchange Visitor
4.2 J-1 Exchange Visitor Categories
CHAPTER 5 EXCHANGE VISITOR ADMISSION AND PROCEDURES
5.1 Gaining J-1 Admission and the SEVIS Fee
5.2 Maintaining Exchange Visitor Status
5.3 Extensions of Stay and Grace Periods
5.4 Employment of J-1 Exchange Visitors
5.5 Change of J Category
5.6 Exchange Program Transfers
5.7 Violation of Status
5.8 Reinstatement of Status
5.9 Changing to Exchange Visitor Status
5.10 Changing from J-1 Status to Another Nonimmigrant Visa Status
5.11 J-2 Visas for Spouses and Children of J-1 Visa Holders
CHAPTER 6 THE TWO-YEAR FOREIGN RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT AND WAIVERS
6.1 Determining Who is Subject to the Two-year Foreign
6.2 Relief from the Two-year Foreign Country Residence Requirement Other Than Waivers
6.3 Waivers of the Two-year Foreign Residence Requirement: General Procedures
6.4 Waivers of the Two-year Foreign Residence Requirement Through ''No Objection'' Statements
6.5 Waivers of the Two-year Foreign Residence Requirement Based on Hardship to Relatives
6.6 Persecution Waivers
6.7 Interested Government Agency Waivers
6.9 Review of Adverse Waiver Decisions
APPENDIX A STATE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
APPENDIX B ''NO OBJECTION'' LETTERS FROM SELECTED COUNTRIES
APPENDIX C FEDERAL INTERESTED GOVERNMENT AGENCY INFORMATION
APPENDIX D INTERNET WEB RESOURCE LIST
APPENDIX E STATE 30 PROGRAMS
APPENDIX F POLICY STATEMENTS, LETTER RULINGS, ADVISORY OPINIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
APPENDIX G LIAISON MINUTES AND CORRESPONDENCE
APPENDIX H INFORMATION SHEETS, ARTICLES, AND FLOWCHARTS
APPENDIX I LITIGATION MATERIALS