J-1 Trainee visa

You can get the DS-2019 for J-1 visa Trainee category if :

  • You have graduated since more then 12 months and justify a year of professional experience in the same field as your work experience. This experience must have occurred outside U.S. territory. Nous pouvons au cas par cas accepter les stages (hors USA) comme expérience professionnelle) ;
  • Or you do not have a degree but you can justify 5 years of professional experience in the same field as your work experience. Five years of experience have been acquired outside the U.S. ;
  • Your internship lasts between 1 and 18 months ;
  • Your mission or job on site has a link with your studies or work experience ;
  • Your mission or job corresponds to the Sponsored areas par America Welcome et ses sponsors Interexchange et Intrax ;
  • You do not currently live in the USA.

In addition, si vous avez déjà obtenu un visa J-1 Intern ou Trainee :

  • You have to justify additional experience outside the U.S. (educational or professional) at least 2 ans avant de demander un nouveau visa J-1 ;
  • Learn more about the two-year rule.

The procedure :

  • Make your Application request by completing the online form.
  • Lisez attentivement l’ensemble des documents et suivez les indications qui vous sont données pour remplir ce dossier.
  • Send all of the documents (gradually or all at once) by email to America Welcome, who will verify that they are in order.
  • You procede towards paying. Similarly, To your sponsor who will check and validate your candidature.
  • If required, your sponsor shall visit the business you will be going to.
  • Nous vérifions l’adresse de réception des documents qui vous seront envoyés après validation de votre dossier complet par le sponsor.
  • You will take an appointment at the Embassy of the United States.
  • America Welcome will send you the information necessary for the preparation of this appointment.
  • Nous vous conseillons de réserver votre billet d’avion une fois le visa J-1 obtenu.


To receive your free registration form and to be linked with one unique advisor :

Application Request