For example, Gillette uses the J-1 to bring in star employees from its Latin America office for managerial training at the corporate headquarters.
Guidelines for the J-1 visa are as follows:
- The position to be assumed by the international candidate must be for the purpose of training, not worker substitution;
- The training period may last for up to 18 months; and
- The applicant must be at least 18 years old with education or employment experience in the proposed field of training.
SOURCE: Jennifer Kerhin, The Association for International Practical Training, July 8, 1999.