Specializing in Immigration Law

Exchange Visitors

Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno, J.D., L.L.M, is an expert immigration lawyer, with over twelve years’ experience practicing immigration law. Her law firm helps individuals and families find the best ways to Exchange Visitors. Her law firm is headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey, just 30 minutes from New York City. Attorney Rupal’s law firm offers client services nationwide, solving the immigration needs of individuals, families, and businesses.


Attorney Rupal can help you
with all your immigration law needs.


Immigration Lawyer Attorney Rupal Aristimuno

Law Offices of Immigration Lawyer Rupal Parikh Aristimuno in Montclair, New Jersey

The J1 exchange visitor program is designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills in the fields of education, arts, and sciences. Participants include:

  • Students at all academic levels
  • Trainees obtaining on-the-job training with firms, institutions, and agencies
  • Teachers of primary, secondary, and specialized schools
  • Professors coming to teach or do research at institutions of higher learning
  • Research scholars
  • Professional trainees in the medical and allied fields
  • International visitors coming to U.S. to tour, observe, consult, conduct research, receive training, demonstrate specialized knowledge or skills, or participate in an organized people-to-people program

Benefits of the J1 Visa

  1. You can enter the U.S. as an exchange visitor
  2. Your dependents can stay with you as long as you maintain your J1 status. They can also attend school while on the
  3. J-2 dependent visa
  4. You are exempt from Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax withholdings
  5. Your dependents are eligible to apply for employment authorization, and may work in the U.S. However, they cannot get work authorization if the money earned is needed to support you

Requirements for the J1 Visa

To qualify for a J1 exchange visitor visa, you must prove that:

  • You are sponsored by an organization approved by the Department of State (DOS), and granted authority to issue a Form DS-2019 to prospective J1 applicants
  • You have sufficient funds to cover all expenses, or funds must be provided by the sponsoring organization in the form of a scholarship or other stipend
  • You have sufficient scholastic preparation to participate in the designated program
  • You are sufficiently proficient in English to participate in the designated program, or the sponsoring organization has made special arrangements to teach you the English language or conduct the course in your native language. You may be exempt from this requirement if you intend to come to the U.S. to participate exclusively in an English language training program
  • You have a permanent residence in your home country, which you do not intend to abandon
  • You intend to depart the U.S. upon completion of the course of study. You may establish this by presenting evidence of economic, social and/or family ties in your homeland sufficient to induce you to leave the U.S. upon completion of studies
  • Your proposed education in the U.S. would be useful in your homeland, and therefore induce you to leave the U.S. upon completion of studies

If you are coming to the U.S. to receive graduate medical education or training:

  • You have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Sciences
  • The program does not include patient care

Immigration Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno has extensive experience in solving even the most complex adjustment of status problems. She has worked extensively with individuals from all backgrounds to help achieve their goal of permanent residence in the U.S. She can work effectively with clients anywhere in the country.

Who can help me?

“Only attorneys or accredited representatives can give you legal advice about which forms to submit, explain immigration options you may have, and communicate with USCIS about your case.” USCIS

Immigration Lawyer Rupal Aristimuno always provides frank and precise answers to your questions.


She provides unparalleled personal support throughout the entire process.

She explains each immigration process carefully, so that you know just what to expect: length of time, priority dates, evidence and documentation requirements, visa bulletins, interview process, and the affidavits of support that must be completed for the non-citizen relative.

For additional information about our client services in family immigration, contact Immigration Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno by phone or e-mail.

We offer payment plans to fit your family’s needs.

Immigration Attorney Rupal can help
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Call 973-337-87739 to schedule your consultation.


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