What jobs are not allowed?

  • Positions that could bring notoriety or disrepute to the Exchange Visitor Program
  • Sales positions that require participants to purchase inventory that they must sell in order to support themselves
  • Domestic help positions in private homes (e.g., child care, elder care, gardener, chauffeur);
  • Pedicab or rolling chair drivers or operators
  • Operators or drivers of vehicles or vessels for which drivers’ licenses are required regardless of whether they carry passengers or not
  • Positions related to clinical care that involves patient contact
  • Positions in the adult entertainment industry (including, but not limited to jobs with escort services, adult book/video stores, and strip clubs)
  • Positions requiring work hours that fall predominantly between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Positions declared hazardous to youth by the Secretary of Labor at Subpart E of 29 CFR part 570
  • Positions that require sustained physical contact with other people and/or adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Universal Blood and Body Fluid Precautions guidelines (e.g., body piercing, tattooing, massage, manicure)
  • Positions that are substantially commission-based and thus do not guarantee that participants will be paid minimum wage in accordance with federal and state standards
  • Positions involved in gaming and that include direct participation in wagering and/or betting;
  • Positions in chemical pest control, warehousing, catalogue/online order distribution centers
  • Positions with traveling fairs or itinerant concessionaires
  • Positions for which there is another specific J category (e.g., camp counselor, intern, trainee); or
    After November 1, 2012, in positions in the North American Industry Classification System’s (NAICS) Goods-Producing Industries occupational categories industry sectors 11, 21, 23, 31-33 numbers (set forth at

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