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Old 04-25-2011
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J1 Visa J1 + B1/BE Visa!

I was hoping someone would help me with this doubt of mine. I am hoping to get a B1/B2 visa for my Step 1 exam along with a bit of travelling to US. At the same time i am applying for J1 visa because i have a research trainee position in Mayo Clinic. I want to get both because with B1/B2 i can always enter US in future while with J1 visa i can stay for longer periods of time in Mayo clinic without having to leave the country.

But i got to know that once my J1 visa is activated, B1/B2 visa is automatically cancelled and if i wish to enter as a tourist in future when there is no J1 visa, i will have to reapply. Is this true?
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Old 05-17-2011
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Once your J1 visa is activated, the B1B2 is canceled, you can't have both, you can't have both status at the same time, you can study in a private institute with your tourist visa if the study period do not exceed the 3 or 6 months of your visa. You will have to reapply when your J1 visa expired
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