Application Procedure for J-Visa Assistance Program

EDI sends application materials to applicant or host with description of position and payment.

Visa application documents are prepared by applicant.

EDI sends documents to host and applicant for review and approval.

Applicant obtains DS-2019, "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status."

Applicant obtains J-1 Visa by passing interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Training begins upon arrival.



Application Procedure for Open Positions Program

Host company sends EDI position description.

EDI posts the position on our Open Position List.

Applicant sends application, resume and cover letter to EDI.

Applicant passes EDI screening*

Applicant passes host company interview.

After receiving payment from the applicant, visa application documents are prepared by applicant.

EDI sends documents to host and applicant for review and approval.

Applicant obtains DS-2019, "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status."

Applicant obtains J-1 Visa by passing interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Training begins upon arrival.



*EDI screening: Applicants who have not lived in an English-speaking environment or used English for their work 2 years will be required to take this English evaluation.