i am travelling with my daughter to the states for 3 weeks in July . We will be tourists however she is attending a yale young global scholars course for 2 weeks. we applied for the ESTA but now i am worried she needs a J1?
JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Immigration
Lawyer will figure it out.
Customer: The program says most students come on a basic tourist visa or ESTA . However I asked one person there and they said the ESTA is ok but last night I got an email saying a J-1 may be required at our end, They need no visa for us to attend the program, and there are no credit points awarded.
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: no we are australian citizens and my 16 year old school daughter got into this yale course for 2 weeks as she is really bright
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No that is why I am contacting you. its impossible to talk the the american consulate
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: To make things a bit more complicated . We are going to Italy for a 4 week break on Monday . We come back on the 16/7 and then fly out to the Staes on the 21/7(5 working days)