No US limit on student visas for year

Ireland“There will be no limit on the amount of one-year working visas available to Irish students and recent graduates wishing to work in the United States, the US embassy has said. It was initially reported that 20,000 visas were being made available to students who have enrolled in an educational course that could lead to a degree or diploma and to those who have graduated within the last year. However, a spokeswoman for the embassy said: ‘On the US side, we have not put any upper limit on the amount of people who can apply.’ The spokeswoman said no statistics were available regarding the numbers who had already applied for the working visa, called a J visa, adding ‘anecdotally, a lot of people have asked about it’ …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 20 April]

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