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I need help with immigration lawyer. I arrived the US on
I arrived the US on Dec/15/2018 on J1 Scholar Visa for Research fellow program in ***** ***** University (Jan- Dec 2019). complete the program earlier, so I got a shortage in my visa status (Jan- Oct 2019). In October I file case (change Visa status to B2 for 6-month Nov 2019- April 2020) which was rejected because in correct fee, later on I submit the right fee, so they start working on it, Receipt Number YSC2090072301. During this time (Nov- March) I was in medical residency program interview season which ends by me get acceptance in Internal medicine program residency, start in 15 Jun 2020. I need to apply for J1 visa for medical residency. I am currently in US with bending visa status. My program ISSS highlighted 2 points regarding my visa status:A) The period between the end of my previous J-1 and the filing of the application for a change of status (from J-1 to B-2).GW told me I have to leave US by end of October, and No 30 day grace period as my program get a shortage. Regarding late file: I file form I-539 before end of October and the first 2 files was rejected, Here is the 2 cases response by USCIS: 1) On October 30, 2019, we rejected Receipt Number YSC2090033412 2) On November 21, 2019, we rejected Receipt Number YSC2090054994B) 2-years home residency requirement (or 212e rule) My university concern about this rule if it may affect me in filing the change of status to J1 ,this is what they wrote: (The 212e prevent you to change from one nonimmigrant status (J-1 for example) to another nonimmigrant status (B-2 for example) within the US. That is why your current application filed in December may be denied. However, now you are seeking to get a J-1 status, so the same as before, no change)I just called USCIS again regarding this issue and they told me: I was ok to file another case with the correct fee my stay was legal as already I have a case. I can file change status to J1 and withdraw the previous one.I think I have no choice except do change visa status, as there is no clear idea about when I can travel to Saudi Arabia, also no clear idea when Saudi Arabia will open international flights to US again.My concern about the time during rejected 2 cases (Nov-Dec 9th) if that will affect me in current pending or new COS to J1 Is there a way to expedite the COS to J1, Specially my residency will help fight COVID19. How does the rule 212e will affect my case, I mean; was my previous Change of status to J1 scholar to B2 is not legal? Is it ok to withdraw the pending COS? … read more
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I need some help with J1. I am already in US and my program
I am already in US and my program is about to finish. But I have been offered a job … read more
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My question is about J-1 visa. I am on J-1 Research scholar
Hello, My question is about J-1 visa. I am on J-1 Research scholar visa right now till Oct. I want to change my lab. Since it would be different research they told me transfer is not possible in the s… read more
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Nice to meet you. I am an international medical graduate and
Second opinion] Hi nice to meet you my name is***** am an international medical graduate and I intend to obtain a J1 Visa through the ECFMG. Below is the copied basic requirements for an IMG to get th… read more
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I am a UK citizen and currently in the USA on a J1 visa, my
I am a UK citizen and currently in the USA on a J1 visa, my program finished July 1 2016 and my visa in the passport has an expiration date of Aug 01 2016. I am planning to travel to Mexico for 10 day… read more
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I am trying to come into the US from Canada an unpaid
Hello Phillips....I am trying to come into the US from Canada for doing an unpaid externship (clinical) at a hospital. What visa would I require. … read more
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I am writing to you as I need your advice on a visa issue.
I am writing to you as I need your advice on a visa issue. I am currently a PGY1 resident in training on J1 alien physician visa. My program is not supporting my promotion to PGY2 at this time and my … read more
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Hi, I am on a J1 visa (alien physician) in the US. My
Hi, I am on a J1 visa (alien physician) in the US. My period of residency training and hence the validity of my DS-2019 expires on 06/30/2014. I already have a fellowship position in another instituti… read more
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hello,I am doing my surgery residency on a J-Visa. During
hello, I am doing my surgery residency on a J-Visa. During the residency of 5 years, I have an option of doing research for 1 yr or MPH during that year. If i secure admission to MPH in another univer… read more
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I am a Ph.d student in chemsitry from India presently in a
I am a Ph.d student in chemsitry from India presently in a J1 visa through CIEE. I am doing an internship in medicinal chemistry from July 2012 to July 2013. In both my DS-2019 and and J1 visa it is m… read more
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I have been granted J1 waiver and am currently employed. Can
I have been granted J1 waiver and am currently employed. Can I go back on J1 visa for a fellowship?… read more
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I am from Turkey and have graduated from Dept. of Molecular
I am from Turkey and have graduated from Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics. I will have 1 year J1 visa from Harvard University. They will give 1000$/month scolarship and my J1 visa will be given… read more
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What type of visa is required for a physician who plans to
What type of visa is required for a physician who plans to participate in a fellowship program to broaen his expertise.… read more
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im 19 years old, i live in england and i was hoping to move
im 19 years old, i live in england and i was hoping to move over to the US to do a 6 month unpaid apprenticeship with a company called 'filmconnections', after the 6 months they spend a year helping y… read more
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Hello Sir Greetings I graduated in fall 2008 and got 1st
Hello Sir Greetings I graduated in fall 2008 and got 1st 12 month OPT from jan 6th 2009 to jan 5th 2010. later i also got my OPT extended for 17 more months starting from jan 6th 2010. I left USA in m… read more
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Hi i am a research fellow from massachusetts general hospital
Hi i am a research fellow from massachusetts general hospital boston.i am currently doing volunteer job on B1/B2.my mentor is looking forward to sponsor j1 visa.which will be fron april2009-april2010.… read more
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I am a student, working during summer time in US. I have J1 ...
I am a student, working during summer time in US. I have J1 visa, which expires in the beginning of september, but is valid till the beginning of october as touristic (for travell).What documents and … read more
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My sister is on a J1 visa bur she would like to return next
My sister is on a J1 visa bur she would like to return next year on another J1 visa. Does it say anything on the visa about the 2 year wait in your home country or is that just expected? And also if s… read more
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