I am currently a French citizen working for German diplomats in Washington D.C. At the end of my contract in June, I would like to start an internship in a hotel. I have been interviewed by them and they are willing to train me for a year under a J1 trainee visa. They never sponsored any J1 before but they are eligible. I never held a J1 visa either.
Yes, you may apply for change of status. Make sure you start the process well before your A-3 status expires and use a knowledgeable immigration attorney to help you with that.
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Yes you might be able to do that if, of course, you have a valid DS 2019 since without this form there will be no J1.
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It is likely to file a change of status to J-1 so long as you have a proper sponsor.
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It's possible but you need to find a designated sponsor. http://j1visa.state.gov/participants/how-to-apply/about-ds-2019/
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In agreement with my colleagues, yes you may adjust your status provided you have a sponsor. It would be beneficial to consult with an immigration attorney of your choosing who offers a free consultation. Best of luck!
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