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What is the j-1 trainee visa?

The j1 trainee visa allows people who have graduated for more than a year and who can prove 12 months of professional experience, to carry out an internship (or a V.I.E) for up to 18 months in a company in the USA.

People without a diploma can also apply for a j1 trainee visa if they can prove 5 years of professional experience related to the internship. It is nevertheless important to check the eligibility of your internship (your eligibility?) before starting the process for a j-1 trainee visa.

How to get the J-1 Trainee Visa?

We make your life easier. Complete the online form directly and a member of our team will contact you.

  • Checking your eligibility online
  • Constitution and sending of your file
  • Receipt of the DS 2019 certificate
  • Meet at the US Embassy
  • Receiving your j-1 trainee visa
  • Departure for the conquest of the United States!

We do not ask for original documents, letters of recommendation or the TOEIC, we save you time and money by accepting your file online.

What are the eligibility criteria for the J1 Trainee Visa?

You are eligible for the J-1 Trainee Visa if:

  • You must be over 18 years old.
  • You must have a degree or certificate from a university outside the United States and must have one year of professional experience outside the country.
  • If you do not have a degree, you must have 5 years of professional experience related to the internship outside the United States.
  • You must have an internship signed by an American company. (without internship, impossible to apply for a visa!)
  • The assignments entrusted must be related to the field of your studies and your professional experience.
  • The host company must be approved by the US Department of State. For this it is necessary that the American company has six months of seniority, that it has at least five employees (including at least one of American nationality) and that its field of activity is not part of certain specific fields. For more information, we invite you to consult our page dedicated to business eligibility criteria.

The J-1 internship visa is for students who are enrolled full-time in post-secondary/higher education outside of the United States or have graduated within the last 12 months. The J-1 Intern visa is issued for a maximum period of 12 months. The internship must be directly related to the field of study.


How long does it take to obtain a j1 trainee visa?

From the moment we receive your complete file, you will receive the DS2019 eligibility certificate within 2 weeks.

Accelerated procedure: for those who would like to obtain their J-1 visa in a shorter time, we offer an express formula. It reduces the processing time by the sponsor, from 1 or 2 weeks to 3 days.

How long do I have to wait to renew my j1 trainee visa?

For the renewal of a j-1 trainee visa, the waiting period is 2 years.

How long do I have to wait to get my j1 trainee visa after getting my j1 intern visa?

To switch from a j1 intern visa to a j1 trainee visa, the waiting period is also 2 years.

How much does a j-1 trainee visa cost?

The prices of the j-1 trainee visa vary according to the duration of your stay. For more information you can consult all our prices.

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