There will be food and drinks for our guests. We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing about your experiences in the United States while we exchange conversation and enjoy the beautiful artwork.
Please RSVP to J1program@immcouncil.org letting us know whether or not you plan to attend, so we can give our hosts an estimate of how many people to expect.
VISA DELAYS AT US CONSULATES The Department of State has taken steps to resolve the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) malfunction:
The Department of State (DOS) has made progress on resolving the issues with their consular data systems. Check their Newsroom for more information. There may still be delays of up to a week in addition to normal processing times. Please incorporate flexibility into your planning when attempting to schedule travel to the United States and start dates for J-1 training programs and internships.
We will continue to update this space with more information as we receive it. We appreciate your patience and understanding as DOS attempts to bring their capabilites up to full capacity.
WEEKLY ALLOTMENT UPDATE Updated August 20, 2014:
As of Wednesday 8/20/2014 we have 0 interview slots available for the remainder of August.
We have 60webcam interview slots available in September.
Once our interview slots are filled for the month, we will not be able to approve any more applications for J-1 visa sponsorship during that month or issue new DS 2019 forms to applicants who have not passed the webcam interview phase of the application procedure.
As always, we recommend that you schedule the webcam interview at least 4 weeks in advance of the program start date, to allow sufficient time for consular processing and international travel.
BEGIN AN APPLICATION Click the link below to begin a new application for J visa sponsorship. We sponsor J-1 and J-2 visas for the Intern and Trainee programs in select occupational categories:
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