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Difference Between J-1 And Q-1 Visas

The Q-1 international cultural exchange visa and the J-1 exchange visitor programs are designed for foreign nationals who wish to enter the US for an exchange program.

J-1 Visa
The J-1 offers a number of programs, each with their own set of requirements and restrictions that must be met before participation in any of the dozen or more categories is allowed.

Q-1 Visa
The Q-1 exchange or international cultural exchange programs provides foreign aliens with training and employment opportunities in exchange with the participants sharing of his native country’s culture, history and traditions while here in this country.

  • Mind Your Js and Qs
    In order to determine which of these two visa is most appropriate for you, the first thing you must do is look closely at all of the exchange program that you are interested in, then study the points that make the most sense for your intentions. Each of these visa types is intended for a very specific type of exchange program. This makes it much easier for you to know in advance which one you should apply for.