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Old 12-26-2013
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J1 Visa Research on a J visa

I am from India

I got into a research position.

I had some concerns about it. Kindly help me with the following concerns.

1) The 2 year home stay rule?

2) Any drawbacks for residency latter on a J visa?

3) What is a Statement of Need (SON)?


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Same dilemma, anyone has an idea?
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Did you find a research position?
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Hi,

What is your opinion on doing research on J1? Should it be avoided or is it that we have to eventually go for J1 at some point since not many programs now sponsor the H1?

Would research on B1 be a good idea?

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To the extent I know, J1 research visa is not big of a problem. Yes, 2 year home country rule holds true for the Research J1 too. But this rule only applies once the duration of your J1 got expired, which is around 5-7 years. You can transfer the J1 research visa to a clinical J1 for residency training. But the problem should arise if you want to do a fellowship as your J1 might get expired in the middle of your fellowship. Transfer of J1 research visa to J1 clinical can be done with in USA itself, which might take around 3 months time.
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Thank you vemurafimab. That is helpful. What about research on B1 if there is an opportunity?
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Yes, it is not that tough to get in research with a B1 visa. There are some medical schools and hospitals that allow you to do research on B1 visa. If your research is for more than 6 months, you need to extend your stay after 6 months or return to your country and go back again. And you cannot be paid on a B1 visa. If you go for research on a J1 visa, you might get lucky to get paid after 6 months or so. Who knows.
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Does research experience in Canada counts good when applying for residency in US. I am getting a position in a research that is just starting, will takemore year to publish. If I want to apply in residency, will that help me or should I not waste my time because I still have to take ck n cs.
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It does not matter which country you do research in. They see whether you have got any publications are not. The only reason research in United States is preferred is because we can make lot of connections which gives us a chance to match in that program itself. It also helps to acquire letters of recommendation from the faculty in united States. Make sure you chose right research assignment in your desired specialty, better be it a clinical one.
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