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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 and Seafood Inspection processes J-1 visas for visitors interested in coming to NOAA Fisheries.