J1 Visa for Au Pairs

One of the most popular reasons for applying for a J1 visa to live and work temporarily in the United States is to become an au pair. There is a special J1 visa category for au pairs, with a range of conditions and benefits attached. If you want to work as an au pair in the States then a J1 visa is essential. Find out all about the J1 visa for au pairs below and what the visa entitles you to once you are in America. Through the au pair program you are entitled to provide paid child care services […]

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Play Safe with Sports Travel Insurance

Are you a hiker, biker, bungee jumper or diver? Are you traveling abroad to raft on rivers, climb mountains or canoe on lakes? Traveling abroad to take part in sports and extreme sports can be a lot of fun. Increasing numbers or travelers are discovering the adrenalin thrills of extreme sports of vacations and for many people a vacation wouldn’t be complete without some sports action. But if you are taking part in sports and activities abroad have you considered whether you are covered for medical treatment and medical emergencies? Many travel insurance plans cover you for everyday activities but […]

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J1 Visa Categories: Private Sector

Are you planning to travel on a J1 visa? The type of J1 visa you have limits your stay on the program you are following in your host country, as well as the activities you are allowed to take part in. Here are some of the J1 visa categories in the Private Sector program. The Alien Physician category is for foreign medical graduates who are pursuing medical training at schools of medicine or scientific colleges that are properly accredited. There are certain criteria to be met including the evidence of prior qualifications and training, competency in English and acceptance into […]

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Travel Insurance: Don’t Rely on Free Cover

Many credit card companies offer you free travel insurance or free international flight insurance, and a lot of people take up these supposedly generous offers. But have you stopped to consider whether free international travel insurance is really all that it claims to be? Many people find out that the free insurance on offer from credit card companies doesn’t match up to the insurance protection that specialist insurance companies can provide. Some credit card companies claim to offer complimentary travel insurance that includes coverage for trip cancellation, travel delays, lost baggage, accident insurance and rental car insurance. Many complimentary travel […]

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