I am currently in the USA on J1 visa (Work&Travel program). I can legally stay in the USA until October 30th. Visa lasts until September 30th and grace period until October 30th. I don't have a 2 year home residency requirement on my J1 visa.
What improves my chances to get tourist visa approved? Do I need to send all the papers before September 30th or I can also send them while I am on grace period.
Thank you all.
How do you improve your chance of approval.
Submit a great letter, and supporting documents, to prove that you will go home after your TEMPORARY tourist visit in the US.
Documents from back home? Job offer, school will be resuming, home you own/rent, family demands ... etc.
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You can file the change of status application at any time. Must prove will be able to financially support yourself while here temporarily and of your intention to return to a waiting job in your country. Need to get an employment confirmation letter from abroad a d attach it as proof, as well as a plane ticket with a date certain departure.
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You have to show intent to depart. There are many ways of showing this. Not all will apply to you as every case is different.
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I would say work with an experienced immigration attorney in NYC.
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