On March 13, 2007, the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (DOS CA) sent a cable to consular posts reviewing the following aspects of eligibility for J exchange visitor visas:

  • J visas and the residence abroad requirement
  • J visas and English language ability
  • The 12-month and 2-year bars on eligibility for J Professor and Research Scholar classification
  • Clarifications on the J Summer Work and Travel classification