No, there is no guarantee that you will be granted a J-1 Visa at the US Embassy. We ensure that each participant has the necessary documents for their visa interview and assist in appealing any visa denial decisions. The Embassy [...]
If you do not already have a social security number, you will need to apply for one five days after your official program start date. We will provide you with information to apply.
Interns and Trainees are expected to arrive in the USA within 6 to 8 weeks from the time of receiving Letter of Offer and Training Plan provided by the host employer.
The DS-2019 Form is the document that allows you to apply for the J-1 Visa as an Intern or Trainee in the USA. The DS-2019 form is also called “Certificate of Eligibility”. It is issued to you by a US [...]
In order to move forward, we need you to upload the following: HPUSA video introduction (must be a YouTube link) – Instructions provided below on the online portal (ensure your video is not set to private). Professional smiling photo (headshot [...]
Like everyone else who works in the U.S., you too must pay your taxes BUT you don’t have to pay all of them. Taxes You Should Not Pay: Social Security Tax Medicare Federal Unemployment Taxes You Should Pay: Federal Income [...]
Yes, your sponsor organization will provide basic health insurance for the duration of your program and will pay for the insurance from your program fees. You will receive information on your insurance upon receiving your DS-2019 form from your sponsor [...]
The J-2 visa is intended for non-immigrant spouses or children of a J-1 exchange visitor who accompany or later join their spouse or parent in the United States. For additional questions and J-2 Visa information CLICK HERE
Yes, you are responsible for organizing and paying for your travel to the USA.
The maximum duration of the J-1 Intern Visa is 12 months. The maximum duration of the J-1 Trainee Visa is 18 months. Hospitality/Tourism training programs are limited to 12 months for both Interns and Trainees, per the program regulations.