Learn about the J1 Visa application process, including visa processing time, scheduling embassy appointments and registration requirements.
Registration for the J1 Visa Program
is open to any international students
, recent grads
, or young professionals (age 18 - 35) that have received an offer in the USA within the fields of:
- Business (and Management, Finance, Commerce)
- Public Administration and Law
- Engineering (and Sciences)
- Industrial Occupations
However, the Job + J1 Visa Program
is exclusively for Architects
(Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, etc.) due to the specialized network of Architect-US
in finding opportunities.
You can register for the Architect-US Programs
for free and without strings attached through the following links:
- J1 Visa Program (for those who have gotten an offer from the USA or want recommendations on getting one)
- Job+J1 Visa Program (for Architects that want to apply for our Pool of Candidates)
Yes, initial registration in the J1 Visa Program
and Job + J1 Visa Program
, so sign up to receive detailed information about your eligibility
and program costs
you can join the American Company that has offered you an Intern / Trainee
program in 30 days from the time we receive all the required documents from the participant and the Host Company
. This 1-month processing time includes all the stages: documentation validation, official documents issuance, Embassy appointment, getting the passport back stamped, and travel (depending on the J1 holder's plan).
The shortest time period to get the J1 Visa
is around two weeks since the application has been submitted (since the documents from both the applicant and the Host Company have been received). The Expedited Service
has an additional fee that has to be paid by the Intern / Trainee
(or the Host Company
if it wishes). However, this 2-week guarantee includes only the aspects of the process which are entirely under Architect-US
control, and do not take into account possible delays of the Embassy appointment, delays in returning the passport or any participant travel arrangements.
Even though the Intern / Trainee
can apply at the U.S. Embassy
from any country in the world, we usually recommend that the participant applies in their country of permanent residence because that is where they can show strong ties
to the country, and non-immigrant intent.