The DS-2019 Form is the document that allows a student 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 by a US Department [...]
No, there is no guarantee that your students 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 [...]
If your students do not already have a social security number, they will need to apply for one five days after their official program start date. We will provide them with information to apply.
Yes, your students sponsor organization will provide basic health insurance for the duration of their program and will pay for the insurance from their program fees. Your students will receive information on their insurance upon receiving their DS-2019 form from [...]
Interns and Trainees are expected to arrive in USA within 6 to 8 weeks from the time of receiving Letter of Offer and Training Plan provided by the host employer.
Like everyone else who works in the United States, students too will have to pay taxes however they will not have to pay the same amount of taxes as a US citizen. When students arrive at their designated training location, [...]
As a J-1 exchange visitor, your students will be permitted to remain in the country up to 30 days past the end date of their Form DS-2019. This time is for tourism and getting their affairs in order. They will [...]
We highly recommend your students to stay in the United States for the duration of their training program, as they are committed to the host company for the entire 12 months. If they do need to travel outside the US [...]
Yes, your students are responsible for organizing their travel details to USA.
Depending on their individual situation, we may be able to assist them with extending their training time at the hotel and securing a new training program on their behalf. Please email Hospitality Placements USA in the first instance with any [...]