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Government Sponsored J1 Visa

Important Notices

Through the Government Visitor program, distinguished international visitors develop and strengthen professional and personal relationships with their American counterparts in U.S. federal, state or local government agencies.

You MUST have a Program Serial Number that starts with G-1, G-2, G-3 or G-7  to qualify for this specific type of J1 visa. This page provides information about the Government Sponsored J1 Visa and guidance on how to apply.

The Department of State has waived, through to December 31, 2023, the in-person interview requirement J visa applicants, subject to certain conditions. Please follow instructions to apply. (PDF 155 KB)