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J1 (internship) after a year on OPT

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Hello Everyone!

Can you please help me and give me more information about how to change my status from OPT for J1 visa??

I'm currently working at the company while I'm having OPT and would like to extend my stay in the USA by applying for J1 visa.

I heard from a lawyer that I can apply for a J1 internship....can you please help me how to do it?

What kind of forms and papers are required?

How much would this cost etc?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Hello Everyone!

Can you please help me and give me more information about how to change my status from OPT for J1 visa??

I'm currently working at the company while I'm having OPT and would like to extend my stay in the USA by applying for J1 visa.

I heard from a lawyer that I can apply for a J1 internship....can you please help me how to do it?

What kind of forms and papers are required?

How much would this cost etc?

Thank you in advance for any help.

You sure it is J1? I can't recall for sure, but from what I remember, for J1 internship, you would have to be a student in an educational org/college outside the US. Since you have OPT, I'd think you cannot. A transition from OPT to H1B is what normally happens; but IANAL and my experience with J1 is limited to people coming to study under a J1. For an H1B, you would have to have a job offer and sponsorship for the H1B from the hiring company.

FYI, there is an extension to OPT for up to 17 months, if you have graduated from a math, science, technology or engineering degree (called STEM, and is extension to the F-1 I assume you have now). There some restrictions and it might be less than 17 months if the employer is not in the e-verify program...Look it up.

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I can't do the extension-I graduated from accounting and that's a bummer!

Looks like I need to call a good lawyer,cuz I'm running out of time...don't want to lose my status!

Thanks Gosia and Tito!

Agar!

I am on the same plate as yoou are .. however i am already using my 17 months of stem extension and running out of time because my compnay says they might not be able to sponsor me for an h1-b . Ive been looking for other alternatives to a h1-b visa and I read somewhere that I can apply to a J-1 ... but according to the last post that might not be possible... other alternatives i guess is the H-3 visa but still working on more research. Let me know if you find out of another way.

Liss

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I can't do the extension-I graduated from accounting and that's a bummer!

Looks like I need to call a good lawyer,cuz I'm running out of time...don't want to lose my status!

Thanks Gosia and Tito!

Also, you could enroll in a college or university. It will be the expensive alternative and you wont be allowed to work until you get authorization.

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Hello , I have a question , I am a student and I have F1 Multiple Entry Visa for 2 years , as soon as I graduate I want to apply for OPT and extend my visa for 17 months , I am wondering If you guys have any idea about that , Am I going to have my Multiple Entry Visa for 17 months as well or it will be changed to single entry visa ???

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I will let you know as soon as I come up with other idea....

I don't want to go to school again, it was expensive and don't want to go through anymore.

If what you've got is the Bachelors degree, going to grad school is not necessarily expensive; it is possible to compete and obtain financial aid in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. Of course, it depends on several factors; it is relatively easier (than in other programs) in a STEM type program. In other cases, 1/2 an assistantship in a business school is more or less common.

Hope something comes up. Good luck

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