J1 Exchange Visa (DS-2019 form)
When conducting an internship in the USA you are ought to apply for the J1 Exchange Visa. This Visa, together with the required DS-2019 form, can be difficult to obtain. On top of that, not all J1 Visa applications are approved by the US Embassy. Therefore, the J1 Visa Support from IO New York will make sure your J1 Visa application runs smoothly. In 2016 and 2017 IO New York had a 100% pass rate for both the sponsorship- and J1 Visa application from our students.
Please note: de fees for issuing the DS-2019 form for the J1 Visa, vary tremendously. Varying from 660,- to 1295,- euros, for the DS-2019 form only (for the an internship program up to 6 months). IO New York advises all students to study the various pricings, to make sure they are paying the correct price.
Already have an internship?
When you already have an internship, but are still looking for an organization that can help you with applying for J1 Visa and Sponsorship/DS-2019 form, you can apply for the J1 Visa Support from IO New York. We will make sure your application runs fast and smoothly.
J1 Visa Costs
Below you will find the description and pricing for all the costs involved in the J1 Visa application. The total costs for the J1 Visa are $1.345 (€1.090 - Euro=1 / Dollar=0,80). This excludes the fees for: optional insurance, site-visit and priority proceeding. Feel free to contact us, may you have you any questions.
Before you can apply for your J1 visa, you will need to apply for Sponsorship. This is also reffered to as receiving your DS-2019 form. This form can only be issued by designated Sponsor Organizations in the US. IO New York will help you applying for Sponsorship. DS-2019 form costs:
DS-2019 form - 0 - 3 months - 750 USD
DS-2019 form - 3 - 6 months - 1050 USD
During your internship you are ought to to stay in contact with your Sponsor Organization, which is by 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, you have the opportunity 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 possible. During the application proces your IO New York coordinator stays in contact with you, your internship company and the Sponsor Organization.
Total costs J1 Visa: $1.345 (or €1.090 - Euro 1 / $0.80)
Optional/Additional costs Costs:
All J1 participants 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. If you need to purchase an additional insurance plan, you can do this via your Sponsor organizations, at the costs of $50 USD p.m.
In some cases the Sponsor Organization needs to perform a site-visit to inspect the internship company to see if the internship company is able to offer quality internships that conform to the J1 Visa requirements.
The possibilities and fees for a priority procedure or an expedite option vary per sponsor organization. With an expedite option, your Visa application can be completed within four weeks.