So generally speaking, the best I can do is deliver my case to the interviewer in the most innocent and reformed of fashions. In which case it may be worth mentioning that I am reasonably well-involved with a couple of charities in Ghana, whereby one of them is actually American, and I have been promised previously a glowing reference from Challenging Heights (the American one which actively rescues children from trafficking, slavery and hard labour). Hopefully this should swing the ball directly into my court. Thanks again for your answer :)Chris
I think that would give you an excellent chance as long as you meet all the requirements and you can prove your intent to go home after you are done. Word of warning. Avoid any J-1s that are subject to 212(e), the two year home residency requirement. Why? Because too often people come to the U.S. on a J-1, then desperately want to stay and they can't, not even if they marry a U.S. Citizen, because they are required to go back home for 2 years. Please let me know if you have any additional questions and please do not forget to click accept. Thank you.
10+ years of experience in various aspects of U.S. Immigration Law.
Wow, that is a very interesting piece of information, as I was potentially considering an industrial placement year for the consequent year in America. In which case, do you think my application toward a different category of visa may alter my chances, and parallel to that which would visa would be most appropriate. I am very pleased with your answers, thank you for your advice :)
You can find other J-1 programs, just make sure that you ask about 212(e). Here is a link:
Other visas are generally harder and have difficult requirements. You can look at the H-1B if you are a professional or the H-2B if not but you have to be from a qualifying country. Here is a link to both and you can find other visas on the left hand column:
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