If I have a B1 and J1 valid visas in my passport and I'll be going first to a university program which needs the J1 visa, then another program which needs the B1 visa, Which visa should I show up to the immigration officer at the airport? and Can I stay in the US after expiry of the J1 visa and go to the other program by my valid B1 visa ? Thanks in advance!
No, you must change your status. The change is not automatic, you must petition USCIS or leave the country and come back
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You cannot have two non-immigrant visas at the same time.
Before one expires, you must either extend it or change status to another visa,
but you cannot have both non-immigrant visas at the same time.
No. You would need to do a change of status, and you ability to do so will depend on whether your J-1 is subject to the two-year foreign residency requirement.
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