J-1 Visa:

The J-1 visa is available to exchange visitors who are seeking to enter the United States temporarily to pursue various education-related goals. The purpose of the visa is to provide training that will enable the visitors to benefit their countries of origin when they return, to foster intellectual and cultural interchange, and in the process to build positive foreign relations.

J-2 Visa:

Spouse and children may acquire J-2 status in order to join the J-1 visa holder.

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