Program Fees

December 11, 2018

Last updated July 6th, 2023


As your visa sponsor, the FACC-NY wants to ensure that all candidates have the ability to live comfortably during their stay in the United States. It is important to understand the program fees and additional financial costs necessary to relocate to a new country. Find below a list of program fees for both candidates and their host companies:

Refund Categories
Application rejected by FACC-NY  Full refund
Cancellation after application but before DS-2019 issued  FACC-NY retains $250 to cover processing
Cancellation after DS-2019 is issued (before arrival in US)  No refund
Cancellation after visa is issued  No refund
Cancellation after visa is refused   No refund

Please note: No refund will be given once the DS-2019 “Certificate of Eligibility” is issued to the Exchange Visitor. The Exchange Visitor and Host Company will receive a confirmation email once the DS-2019 has been issued. All fees are due at the beginning of the application process. 


Company Fees
J-1 Processing Fee non-VIE Intern $1,250
J-1 Processing Fee non-VIE Trainee $1,500
J-1 Processing Fee  VIE Program $2,000
Membership Fees Will vary depending on FACC Chapter of Membership
Potential Fees
Extension Fee $500
Late Extension Fee (< 2 weeks before end of program) $750
Site visit $100 within NYC area, $250 outside NYC
Site of Activity Office Transfer $500
Program Transfer $1000
Shipping fee  Included**

 **Please note that any reissued DS-2019 documents may be subject to an additional domestic or international shipping fee


Candidate Fees
SEVIS Fee $220 (subject to change)
MRV Fee $185 (subject to change)
Insurance Fees Approximately $43/month
Optional Fees
J-2 Fee $250
Late Arrival Documents $100
Replacement DS-2019 $100


As a reminder, all interns and trainees sponsored by the FACC-NY are required to be paid at least the prevailing minimum wage. However, this stipend may not cover all potential expenses, so Exchange Visitors are advised to come to the U.S. with additional personal funds.