This page is created for J visa category folks – J1 visa stamping in mexico, J2 visa category as well about how to apply/ attend for J1 visa interview in mexico
This is my 1st time J1 visa stamping in my passport, can i come to Mexico ?
Definitely Yes, We helped many visa holders for their J1 visa renewal / J1 visa stamping in mexico. Any change of status stamping is also possible in mexico. (J1 to H1B, J1 to O1A etc.,)
How can our visa services help you for your J1 visa stamping in Mexico ?
We can help you / provide all necessary guidance including ds160 filling, u.s visa interview appointment dates booking in u.s consulates embassy in mexico, u.s visa application fee mrv payment in mexico by cash in mexican banks – scotia / banamex, provide accommodation and transportation services – end to end process & help until you finish your visa stamping in mexico.
How many J1 visa holders attended in Mexico until now, Are there any changes for Denials ? Any 221g / Administrative processing until now ?
We have supported almost 400 to 500+ members of J1 / J2 visa holders for their 1st time J1 visa stamping / J1 visa renewal.
No rejections in mexico so far for J1 – J2 visa holders.
It’s very very rare for J1 – J2 visa holders to get 221g / administrative processing.
What are the documents needed for J1 visa stamping in mexico ?
US visa interview dates booking confirmation
DS2019 form – Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status.
A Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002.
Can J2 visa holders come along with J1 visa holders to mexico for visa stamping ?
Yes, J2 visa holders can come to mexico to attend visa interview. Need to fill ds160, pay u.s visa application fee payment in mexico along with J1 visa holder.
Schedule an J1 visa Interview at US consulate / Embassy in Mexico :
Interviews are generally required for visa applicants. Consular officers may require an interview of any visa applicant as you being third country national coming to mexico. All ages including adults and kids need to be present in mexico. While coming back, you will get new I-94.
DS2019 Form : Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status. : A SEVIS-generated Form, DS-2019, is provided to you by your program sponsor, after the sponsor enters your information in the SEVIS system. All exchange visitors, including their spouses and dependents must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). 2011 Pilot Summer Work Travel Program participants’ Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status, will be sent by your U.S. program sponsor directly to the U.S. embassy or consulate where you will apply for your visa. Please also note that all pilot program participants will be placed in jobs in the United States by the designated U.S. sponsor before the DS-2019 is issued.
A Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002. All exchange visitor (J visa) trainee or intern visa applicants (based on Box 7 on form) must also present Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002 when applying for a visa. For more information about the rules for trainee and intern programs, see Programs Page on the ECA website.
A passport valid for travel to the U.S. and with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the U.S. (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). If more than one person is included in the passport, each person desiring a visa must complete an application
What is J1 visa ?
J1 visa is Exchange visitors visa : generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Exchange visitor (J) visas are nonimmigrant visas for individuals approved to participate in exchange visitor programs in the United States.
Exchange Visitor Categories Include:
- Au pair and EduCare
- Camp Counselor
- Government Visitor
- International Visitor (Dept. of State use)
- Professor and Research Scholar
- Short-term Scholar
- Student, college/university
- Student, secondary
- Summer Work Travel
Exchange Visitor Pilot Programs:
- Summer Work Travel Pilot Program: Australians
- Summer Work Travel Pilot Program: New Zealanders
- Intern Work Travel Pilot Program: Irish
- WEST (Work, English Study, and Travel) Program: South Koreans
Source of J1 visa info : https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/exchange.html
Info compiled by https://usvisastampinginmexico.com/