Randallstown, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: Can I do a change of status from j1 to a student visa for fall 2023, if my j1 would expire in April 2023?

My J-1 visa is via Au Pair program and it expires April 2023, if I apply for a change of status now with an I-20 for Fall 2023 admission, will I be considered out of status between April and September?

PS: My J1 Visa states that, I’m not subject to the 2 years home return rule.

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Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Ridgewood, NJ

A: You should speak to an experienced lawyer, respectively. However, the threshold question will be whether this J1 program waives the 2-yr foreign residency requirement that many J1 Visas have.

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