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    Default What Type of Visa Do You Need to Attend a Training Assigment

    I applied for a B1 visa. My visa got approved at the time of interview but after few days, I got a call from embassy and the officer informed me that the category for which I applied is not right for the purpose of travel and he cancelled my visa without prejudice. He said that I can reapply with the right category which he did not point out.
    My company is sending me to US office for an actuarial rotation program for a 12 week assignment and I informed the same to officer. He then asked me whether I am an Actuary. I informed him that I am an Actuarial Student and I am close to qualification and then he asked me a few more questions about my course and I answered those truthfully.
    My legal department from company has been in loop for the visa category and they asked me to go with B1 category as I will not be receiving any US source income.
    My B1 visa has been rejected twice three years back. Can you please advice me whether I should reapply or not and if yes, what should be the right category for my purpose of travel?

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    Default Re: Assistance for Determining the Correct Category of Visa

    Try calling the USCIS customer service center at 1-800-375-5283

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    Default Re: What Type of Visa Do You Need to Attend a Training Assigment

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    I applied for a B1 visa. My visa got approved at the time of interview but after few days, I got a call from embassy and the officer informed me that the category for which I applied is not right for the purpose of travel and he cancelled my visa without prejudice. He said that I can reapply with the right category which he did not point out.
    My company is sending me to US office for an actuarial rotation program for a 12 week assignment and I informed the same to officer. He then asked me whether I am an Actuary. I informed him that I am an Actuarial Student and I am close to qualification and then he asked me a few more questions about my course and I answered those truthfully.
    My legal department from company has been in loop for the visa category and they asked me to go with B1 category as I will not be receiving any US source income.
    My B1 visa has been rejected twice three years back. Can you please [advise] me whether I should reapply or not and if yes, what should be the right category for my purpose of travel?
    From a first look, you're describing an internship, and doing an internship of any kind in the US generally requires J1 status, not B1 stats (a B1 visa is for a business visit). You definitely should contact USCIS for further information, but you probably will need J1 status, even if you don't receive income while in the US.

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