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.