Getting a j 1 visa waiver requires you to obtain a ds 3035 application for recommendation of a j 1 waiver which incurs a fee of 120. Your total fees would then be 480.
Element 1 j1 program fee self placement special fee 295 was 495 job placement special fee 525 was 695 sayit travel s programme fee covers assistance with your application documentation and administration of your j1 visa.
How much does it cost to get a j1 visa. J 1 visa extension fee your j 1 validity period will be dependent on your program. Direct shipment of the ds 2019 form to your home address. Agency for international development usaid or a u s.
And for filing an application for exchange visitor status changes i e extension beyond the maximum duration change of category reinstatement reinstatement update sevis status ecfmg sponsorship authorization and permission to issue 367. Currently the fee is 160 usd however the fee is subject to change and applicants are advised to check on the us embassy website prior to their embassy interview for the most up to date fee. Another fee you will be required to pay is the nonimmigrant visa application processing fee which is 160 and can be paid by visiting the department of state s fee for visa services.
Add that to the cost of a j 1 without a waiver and the total fees go up to 480 not counting the program fee. The length of validity for your j1 visa will depend on your program it can vary from 6 months up to 10 years or more. Usit have a team of people ready to help you apply for your summer j1 visa and organise your legal work documents ds 2019.
In case of a second visa denial the applicant must return the unused ds 7002 and ds 2019 forms together with the embassy denial letters within 24 hours to the sponsorship organization after which a refund of the cultural exchange program fee will be issued 50 of the program cost will not be refunded and will account for the administrative. Government funded educational and cultural exchange program that has a program serial number. Government sponsored exchange visitor j visa applicants and their dependents are not required to pay visa application processing fees if participating in a department of state a u s.
J1 visa with waiver costs if you get a j1 visa with a waiver you will need to pay an extra fee of 120 for a ds 3035 application for recommendation of a j1 waiver. Application fee 300 usd sevis student exchange visitor information system fee paid to the u s. Government 220 usd administrative costs associated with the issuance of the ds 2019 form.
For filing an application for program designation and or redesignation form ds 3036 3 982. Usit j1 visa programme was 489 now 389.