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millionaire100 Jul 31st 2001 1:37 am

IS there anyway in which I can change from my present Q-1 visa status to a J-1 trainee visa status without leaving the USA????

Any help would be greatly appreicated.

Sylvia Ottemoeller Jul 31st 2001 5:01 pm

millionaire100 wrote:


Theoretically you get your Form IAP-66, and file Form I-539 asking to change from Q-1
to J-1, but as a practical matter it does not help much, considering the long
processing times for the I-539, over one year in the area covered by the INS
California Service Center. You cannot receive any compensation from the employer
until the I-539 has been approved.

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