Benefits and process

J-1 Visa - Benefits and process

Benefits of the program for hosts companies:

  • Add top young international talent to your workplace
  • Flexible format permits hosting exchange visitors from one to eighteen months
  • Visa extensions are fast and seamless
  • As an exchange visa, no pre-approval necessary from the Department of Labor or Customs and Immigration Services
  • Not subject to quotas like other visa categories
  • Visa application handled directly by U.S. consular post overseas

The French American Chamber of San Francisco is your local partner and your link to FACCNYC. FACCNYC guides and assists you during all the process. FACC (New-York Chapter) has over 30 years of experience as a sponsor, knowledgeable and bilingual staff and ensure a permanent link to government officials on both sides of the Atlantic.

5 simple steps to host a J-1 Intern or Trainee:

1/ Check eligibility as a host company
Find out if you are eligible: check the Host company eligibility checklist or contact FACCSF.

2/ Find your candidate & check his / her eligibility for the program
Need help to find a candidate? Contact the FACCSF.

3/ Contact the FACCSF to start the visa process.

4/ COMPANY: fills required forms, pays fee. 
CANDIDATE: submits required papers and fills required forms

5/ FACCNYC: Issues DS-2019 form (usually within 2/3 weeks). 
Guides your candidate through the Embassy process.

>> Click here to read the guidelines and required documents for the J-1visa.

>> Click here to read the FAQ section.


The information on this site is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.This web site is not intended to be advertising under applicable laws and ethical rules. These materials have been prepared by the French American Chamber of Commerce with the expertise of our staff and members for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Anyone viewing the information should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel.The information contained in this website is provided only as general information which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.

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