Hello. I'm a Canadian IMG (born and raised in ON), and I had a few questions regarding the J1 visa application.
1) Can I use a prematch US contract to apply for a J1 visa? (as opposed to waiting for the match results)
2) How long does it take for my Canadian "Statement of need" to be issued?
3) How long do I need to stay in Canada to get a permanent address? (I moved to the US a year ago)
4) Can I get a J1 visa for a preliminary position?
5) After the preliminary year ends, do I need to go back to Canada for 2 years?
6) After the preliminary year ends, if I get a categorical position, do I need to file a new J1 application?
Thank you so much...