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J-1 Visa Holders’ Pre-Departure Process

There are several important procedures to go through before you can depart to the United States. We’ll walk you through them. You’ve been accepted to your J-1 Visa program — congratulations! You have been issued your Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (Form DS-2019). Once you have Form DS-2019 … »
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Renting an Apartment in the United States

Whether you’re here to learn or to work, you’ll need a place to stay. Here’s how to get started finding one. As a J-1 visa holder, you may need to present different documents as part of your application to rent an apartment in the U.S., but the process should not … »
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Acquiring a Social Security Number (SSN)

A Social Security card is one of the most important documents for anyone residing in the United States. Here’s how to get one for yourself. In the United States, your SSN is an identification number used for many different purposes, such as gaining access to government services, tax collection, and … »
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How to Open Bank Accounts in the U.S. as a Nonresident

Different banks and credit unions may require different document requirements and processes for nonresidents opening accounts, so check in advance about the location you use before you apply. These are some common requirements to start working from. J-1 exchange visitors, you should keep in mind that, as nonresidents of the … »
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