|Mandatory Fees for All Applicants:|
|Individual Trainee or Intern Program Fee:||$1450|
|Application Review Fee (non-refundable):||$450|
|Sickness and Accident Insurance (optional):||$57/month per person|
|Additional Fees (if applicable):|
|Dependent Fee (flat fee for all J-2 dependents):||$400|
|Host Site Verification Fee:**||$500 ($250 refundable if the application is not accepted)|
|Program Extension Fee:||$300|
|Replacement DS-2019 (if original is lost or destroyed):||$50|
* SEVIS Fee: All J-1 program participants are subject to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. 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 U.S. Government on behalf of the exchange visitor. Accepted participants will receive a receipt. To learn more, please visit the SEVIS website.
** Host Site Verification Fee: Federal J-1 program regulations require a visit by an American Immigration Council representative to prospective host companies with fewer than 25 employees or less than $3 million in annual revenuel.
NOTE: All applications will be reviewed within five (5) business days. We no longer offer expedited service.
Can I get a refund of fees?
Prior to the issuing of the DS-2019, the program fee and the SEVIS fee are refundable. The SEVIS fee and the Application Review fee are nonrefundable after the DS-2019 is issued. A portion of the Host Site Verification fees is refundable. We are unable to provide refunds due to rejection at the U.S. consulate. For participants enrolled in the group policy insurance, unused insurance is refundable and calculated on a whole month basis. For all refunds, refunds are issued only to the owner of the credit card account or the name of the individual on the check used for payment.
How long does it take to get a refund?
You can expect to receive a refund from a payment made via PayPal within 2 weeks of your refund request. You can expect to receive a refund from a payment made by check within 6 weeks of your refund request.
How do I request a refund?
If you wish to request a refund, include the reason for the refund request, name of the payer, the date and the amount paid. Email the request to the person who reviewed your application at the American Immigration Council or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice Advisory: New J-1 Visa Program Initiative with Mexico
The American Immigration Council has been invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the new J-1 Visa Program Initiative with Mexico.
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