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The J-1 classification (exchange visitors) is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or receiving graduate medical education or training. Toppins Law Firm, P.C. is comprised of a team of experienced Houston J-1 visa attorneys who can effectively help you complete the application process.

Contact our firm today to complete the process for the J-1 visa. We proudly serve clients in the state of Texas and throughout the nation.

In carrying out the responsibilities of the Exchange Visitor Program, the Department of State designates public and private entities to act as exchange sponsors. J-1 nonimmigrants are therefore sponsored by an exchange program that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of State. These programs are designed to promote the interchange or persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science.

Minimum Requirements

For the applicant:

  • Participants must possess sufficient proficiency in the English language to participate in their programs.
  • Participants must carry a Medical insurance at the minimum benefit levels stated in the program regulations.
  • All exchange visitor applicants must have a SEVIS generated DS-2019 issued by a DOS designated sponsor, which they submit when they are applying for their exchange visitor visa.

For the sponsor:

  • Program sponsors are required to ensure that all participants have the appropriate medical insurance.
  • Sponsors are required to provide their participants with information about the program and related matters before they leave their home countries for the United States.
  • Sponsors must provide their participants with specific program information and any contractual obligations relevant to their program category.
  • Sponsors are required to monitor the progress and welfare of the participants for the duration of their programs.

ContactBaker Donelson, P.C. by calling (713) 286-7182 or completing our online contact form. Our Houston J-1 visa lawyers are here to help you seamlessly complete this process.

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