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J-1 Exchange Visa / DS 2019 USA

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When conducting an internship in the USA you need to apply for the J1 Exchange Visa. This Visa, together with the requiredDS-2019 form cam be difficult to obtain en not all J1 Visa applications are approved by the US Embassy. With the J1 Visa Support from IO New York we will make sure your J1 Visa application runs smoothly.

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in 2016 IO New York had the high succcesrate of Visa Application from our partnering Sponsor Organizations (the big 3). This is because our students Visa Applications are mainly proceeded by our American employees, who previously worked for major Sponsororganizations in the United States. For this reason IO New York has all the knowledge and expertise to succesfully assist our students with their J1 Visa applications.

J1 Visa Costs

The costs for the J1 Visa / DS 2019 differs per internship agency and not all agency inform their students about all the costs of the J1 Visa. Therefore to some students it's unclear what the exact costs for the J1 Visa are. Below is an overview of all the costs for the J1 Visa.

Before you can apply for your J1 Visa, you need to obtain the DS-2019 form. This is also called receiving your Sponsorship. This form can only be issued by designated Sponsor Organizations in the US.
During your internship you will need to stay in contact with your Sponsor Organization. This goes trough the online SEVIS System. Applying is mandatory by the U.S. Department of State. On this page you can pay your SEVIS Fees https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html
After receiving your Sponsorship and DS 2019 form, it is time to schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for the J1 Visa.
With the J1 Visa Support we make sure your Visa application runs as smoothly as possibl. During the application proces your IO New York coordinator stays in contact with you, your internship company and the Sponsor Organization.

Optional Costs:
All J1 participents need to be in possession of an insurance plan which meets the requirements designed by the U.S. Department of State. You will receive a list with these requirements, so you can check with your current insurance provider if your insurance plan is sufficient.

In some cases the Sponsor Organization needs perfom a Site-Vist to inspect the internship company to see if the internship company is able to offer quality internships conform the J1 Visa requirements.

De possibilities and fees for a priority procedure / expedite option vary per Sponsor Organization. With a expedite option, you Visa application can be completed within 4 weeks.



Already have an internships?
When you already have an internship, but still looking for an organization that can help you with applying for your Sponsorship and J1 Visa Application. You can apply for the J1 Visa Support from IO New York and apply for your J1 Visa while paying the lowest possible fees for your Sponsorship.

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