J-1 requirements

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY


I sent an application for a J-1 and now im waiting for a response. Today I found out that if an intern has had a previous work experience (say another internship) which is too similar to the one secured in the US he/she might not be eligible for the J-1 visa, is it true?

My internship is in the the fundraising/development sector, and I previously did a 5 months internship in the same field at another non profit. When I first called the sponsoring organization and explained my situation they said that I seemed like an eligible candidate, but today I called another agency to have more info and they told me about this requirement which nobody mentions. Can somebody tell me more about this?

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  1. Jeffrey Jose Estrella

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    Answered . I don't think the law requires that the job or internship be too dissimilar. It makes no sense.

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  2. Ian Edmund Scott

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    Answered . Yes..I agree..I do not think there is a law that addresses this.

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