In order to be eligible for a J-1 visa through the FACC's International Career Development Programs, the candidate must:
Be a foreign national (European for the VIE program) currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, a foreign post-secondary school or degree-granting institution.
Speak English proficiently enough to participate in a professional exchange program in the United States.
Have received an internship or training offer from an eligible host company that corresponds to his or her studies.
Not have held a previous J-1 Training visa in the United States in the last two years (please contact the FACC if you have held a previous J-1 Intern or Trainee visa to determine your eligibility).
Have medical insurance coverage for the entire duration of the J-1 visa per U.S. federal regulations.
Agree to leave the United States upon J-1 visa program completion.
Prior to submitting an application, please read the J-1 Visa Guidelines and contact us via email for other program information, rules and criteria not listed here.
J-1 VISA PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMS - CANDIDATE
Thanks to our State Department designation, FACC New York is able to offer three distinct J-1 visa programs: Intern, Trainee and VIE. Please contact us at email@example.com or by telephone at 212-867-0123 to determine which program is right for you.
The following documents are required of ICDP J-1 visa program candidates - please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org in the exact order they appear below.
Documents should be combined and sent in 1 PDF or JPEG file attachment.
Documented proof of English language ability (TOEFL or TOEIC score)
Proof of previous work experience/internships (Employment Statement)
Copy of resume/CV
Photocopy of the first 10 pages of a valid passport
We strongly recommend that all applicants contact the ICDP department before submitting any documents to determine your eligibility and to discuss the program requirements. A telephone interview in English with each applicant will also be conducted before approval.
Once the FACC has confirmed your eligibility as an intern or trainee, please reference the J-1 Exchange Visitor Application Guide to facilitate the application process.
Please note that the reception of an application does not guarantee FACC sponsorship.