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J1 Visa Information

The Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to individuals of other nationalities to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs.  More than 350,000 J-1 visa visitors come to the United States each year, including high school and university students, researchers, physicians, and summer work travelers. The NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs processes J-1 visas for visitors interested in coming to NOAA Fisheries. To learn more about this program, please contact Jenni Olson (jennifer.olson@noaa.gov).