The Q-1 nonimmigrant exchange program is designed to provide practical training and employment to a foreign national, and to share the history, culture, and traditions of his/her home country with the U.S. This classification is also known the “Disney visa”.
Only employers who administer cultural exchange programs are allowed to petition for Q-1 nonimmigrants.
To qualify for an Q-1 visa:
- The employer must demonstrate that the program is employment oriented, but that an integral part of the alien’s duties have a cultural element; and
- The employer must demonstrate that it maintains an established international cultural exchange program; and
- The visa applicant must be at least 18 years old; and
- The visa applicant must be able to communicate effectively about the cultural attributes of his/her country.
Period of Stay
The Q-1 classification is granted for a period not to exceed 15 months.
Family of Q Visa Holders
The Q-1 nonimmigrant visa does not have a provision for the spouse or children of a Q-1 worker. Therefore, the spouses and children of a Q-1 visa holder must have their own independent visa.
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