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What to Do – and What to Avoid – as an Exchange Visitor in the United States

Filed in J-1 Regulation Explainers by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
What to Do – and What to Avoid – as an Exchange Visitor in the United States

Whether you’re participating in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program as a trainee or intern, you’re required to follow a certain set of regulations that the U.S. Department of State has issued. The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was designed to give foreign students and recent graduates like yourself exposure to U.S. culture and hands-on training in […]

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For Tax Purposes, Are Exchange Visitors Nonresident Aliens or Resident Aliens?

Filed in J-1 Regulation Explainers by on February 1, 2017 0 Comments
For Tax Purposes, Are Exchange Visitors Nonresident Aliens or Resident Aliens?

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Internal Revenue Code provides two separate tax structures—one for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and one for nonresidents. To prepare for tax season, exchange visitors must know which category they file under. Exchange visitors are considered nonresident aliens because the maximum duration of a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is one […]

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Navigating Health Insurance Regulations as an Exchange Visitor

Filed in J-1 Regulation Explainers by on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Navigating Health Insurance Regulations as an Exchange Visitor

All participants of the American Immigration Council’s Exchange Visitor Program are required to have insurance coverage for the duration of their stay. Exchange visitors can choose one of the following options to obtain coverage: purchase insurance through the Council, purchase directly from a private insurance company, or purchase through your host company usually deducted directing from your […]

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