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Processing Instructions for the J-1 Visa Applicant

    STEP 1:  COMPLETE APPLICATION WITH AMERICA WORK VISA

    STEP 2:  PAYMENT  

    • Registration fee of $50 due at time of application
    • Balance is due when selected for the program.      

    Breakdown of Program Fees:
    Registration        $50
    Job Placement   $Subject to Country, Position, Program: Work/Travel
    Sponsor              $Subject to Sponsor and Program: Work/Travel [for DS 2019 which is required for visa and Health Insurance] 
    SEVIS                 $35 [Required fee for US Government Registration] 

            Total  WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN INFORMATION COMPLETED

            * Does not include $131 Consular Interview Fee and Airfare/Bus Costs (see below)

    To make payment:

      • By Credit Card - Click “E-Payment”, complete form and submit payment
      • To pay by bank order/ check: make payable to America Work Visa, and mail or bring to authorized representative of AWV (Be sure to include your name on the bank order.  Cash is not accepted.)) 

    STEP 3:  COMPLETE APPLICATION FOR THE SPONSOR

    • Instructions will be provide by the Sponsor

    STEP 4:  SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

    Bring mandatory documents and meet with the Recruiter. Your documents will be uploaded in the Sponsor database.

        Mandatory Documents.

    • Proof of Financial Support   (ability to pay all sponsor, placement and recruitment and visa fees and travel costs to the US )
    • Completed Application and Agreement of Sponsor 
    • University Verification Letter (Sponsor form or official university letterhead)
    • Student ID Card (issued by the university)
    • Resume (CV) Details of  Student's prior education and work experience
    • Passport (issued by the home country with an expiration date not less than 1 year -Passport must be handed in to the recruiter)
      • Copy of the Social Security Card (if any)
      • Copy of the I-94 Card (if any)
    • Criminal Record (Official form)
    • Photograph (2 passport size in color)
    • Offer of Employment (provided by the recruiter)
    • Housing offer (provided by the recruiter)

    STEP 5:  PROCESSING OF YOUR DS-2019 FORM and VISA INTERVIEW PACKAGE

    • Your application will be verified and processed by the Sponsor. A DS-2019 Form will be issued and sent to the Recruiter to be added to the interview package.
    • Forms to be completed for the visa interview: DS-156, DS-157, DS-158.
    • Visit local ……… (Paymaster) branch and pay the visa application fee of $131 U.S. dollars (payment must be made in the local currency at an exchange rate set by the U.S. Embassy).

    STEP 6:  VISA INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT

    • The Recruiter will schedule your Consular interview
    • Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour early to your interview to meet with the Recruiter
    • Recruiter will give you the visa package needed at the interview

    STEP 7:  AIRFARE AND BUS TRANSPORTATION

    • The Recruiter will assist you in obtaining air tickets to and from the U.S.  

    STEP 8:  CONFIRMATION AND DEPARTURE

    • Receive Visa
    • Confirm airfare and depart for U.S.

    *For questions of more information contact us at: info@americaworkvisa.com