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What is the Q cultural exchange visa?


The Q-1 visa permits individuals to enter the United States to participate in an international cultural exchange program approved by USCIS. The purpose of this program is to provide employment, practical training, as well as the exchange of the history, tradition, and culture of the participant’s home country.  Individual employers in the NYC area who seek to file a petition on behalf of a non-immigrant are encouraged to hire an immigration lawyer in making such an application. Continue reading