Mandatory Fees for All Applicants:
Individual Trainee or Intern Application Fee: $1,350
SEVIS Fee: $180*
Additional Fees (if applicable):
Dependent Fee (flat fee for all J-2 dependents): $400
Expedite Service (review within five or fewer business days): $550**
Host Site Verification Fee: $500***
Optional Sickness & Accident Insurance: $41 per person per month
Program Extension Fee: $300
Replacement DS-2019 (if original is lost or destroyed): $50
* SEVIS FEE
All J-1 training program participants are subject to a government fee to fund the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Proof of SEVIS fee payment must be submitted to U.S. consular officers during the J-1 visa consular processing. To facilitate this process, the International Exchange Center collects this fee and submits it to the US Government on behalf of the exchange visitor. Accepted participants will be provided a receipt. To learn more, please visit the SEVIS website.
** EXPEDITE SERVICE
Please note that expedite service means that the application will be reviewed within 5 or fewer business days.The start to finish processing of the application, which includes review, any revisions, completions, and webcam interview may take longer than the 5 day review period.
*** HOST SITE VERIFICATION FEE
Federal J-1 program regulations require that host companies with fewer than 25 employees or less than $3 million in annual revenue be visited by an American Immigration Council representative prior to application approval. Effective Monday, August 11, 2008, the Host Site Verification Fee covers the administrative expense of vetting small host organizations. Please note: small companies new to the International Exchange Center J-1 Program are not eligible for expedited application processing.