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4 main phases in the Timeline of the Job+J1 Visa Program

Here we give you the basic outline of the procedure from start, which begins with joining our Job+J1 Program and all the way to your departure to the States. During these steps members of the Architect-US team will be constantly following-up with prospective Host Companies and with you to make sure that you are updated in the process, and to reduce any hassles you may find along the way. The team will provide you with guidance throughout the entire process and will make sure that all of the steps required for the J-1 Visa Issuance process are made. That includes everything from the end of the Host Company and yours.


Complete your online registration by going to the Architect-US website and selecting between the J1 Visa Program and the Job+J1 Visa Program. You will have to fill out your information so that an email detailing the next steps is sent to you. Registration is open to any Architecture, Engineering or Design student, recent grads or professionals either enrolled in a Post Grad School or holding a Degree at the moment of application.


During this phase of the program you will be presented with exciting offers which fit the experience level and the conditions (position, location, duration, salary, etc.) which you are looking for. You will reply to those offers to let us know of your interest for each of the offer that we sent to you. For the offers that you have specified to us that you are interested, we will make sure to present your work to the company and keep you updated during the continuous conversations that we have with them. Once a company extends out an offer and a placement is confirmed, you (the participant) will have to pay the reminding program fees.

Training Agreement

From there we will take care of all the documentation that we need from the Host Company’s end and make sure that the Internship/Training Placement Plan (DS-7002) is completed and signed. During that time your Program Advisor will be guiding you with the necessary documentation needed, and help you with the steps that you need to make prior to scheduling your embassy interview. Once the Certificate of Eligibility DS-2019 is issued and shipped to your home to get your signature we will submit all of the documentation to the Department of State.

Visa Approval

Once the Embassy Interview is completed and your Visa has been approved, we will provide you with a pre-departure orientation to provide you with some help and useful information prior to your departure to the States. It will then just be a few days before your start in the States and making your American Dream come true.



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