United States J1 Program

The United States J-1 is intended for applicants who are interested in visiting the U.S with the intention of seeing the country to learn about the culture and lifestyle, with the ability to work and study whilst visiting.

It is a great opportunity to experience the United States and experience first-hand, what it is like to live there under the many programs that run with the J-1. Depending on the program you are visiting, the stay can vary from 4 months to 7 years.

This J1 falls under the Exchange Visitor Program, more than 300,000 participants from across the world come to America on the J1 every year. The primary goal of this program is to allow participants the opportunity to engage and share their culture with Americans, strengthen their English language skills, and learn and build on new skills that will help them prosper in their future careers.

The J1 provides countless opportunities to gain experience in the united states, the multifaceted programs will allow foreign nationals to come to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills, or receive on the job training for short to long term periods.

Once you have decided to apply for the Exchange Visitor Programme, the next step will be to find a sponsor. These program sponsors will be directly responsible for supporting and monitoring participants during their entire program stay.

Participants can contact their sponsors to find out more about a specific program and application requirements. Within the programs the participant will have to find a host company that will provide employment, we can help you in doing this or this can be done independently.

Fill  USA J-1 assessment form to find out if you are eligible.


  • Meet English language and insurance requirements.
  • Have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • Meet the individual requirements of the program they are applying for.
  • Not be visiting with dependants.
  • Engage in work and study only under the program you are visiting.
  • If looking to apply for a green card, the applicant must return to their
  • country of residence for at least 2 years prior.
  • Intend to leave the U.S at the end of their J-1.

Fill visa assessment to find out if you are eligible.


These are a list of programs that participants can choose from when visiting under the J1 Exchange Visitor Program

  • Camp Counselor
  • Au Pair
  • College and university student
  • Government visitor
  • Intern
  • International visitor
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Research Scholar
  • Secondary School student
  • Short term scholar
  • Specialist
  • Summer Work travel
  • Teacher
  • Trainee

United States Working J-1 Visa Obligations

Once the United States J-1 is approved, the applicant needs to comply with all the conditions while in the United States. Breaching of any conditions can result in your United States J-1 being cancelled and the applicant having to leave the country.

Fill visa assessment to find out if you are eligible.

Criteria to apply as a trainee

  • Minimum of 21 years of age (no upper limit)
  • A post-secondary degree or certificate in career field and at least one year work experience in career field OR Five years work experience in career field.
  • Degree and work experience must be obtained outside of the U.S.

Criteria to apply as an intern

  • 21 years of age preferred
  • Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program related to specific field of placement/career, or
  • Recent graduates who will begin their program within 12 months of graduation
  • Degree must be obtained (or in progress) outside of the U.S.

Criteria for All Applicants

  • Conversational English
  • Self-motivated
  • No criminal record and solid references
  • Documentation of “home country ties” that show you will depart the United States and return home at the end of the program
  • Valid home country driver’s license required if placement requires driving

About Alliance Visas

Welcome to Alliance. We are a registered migration work & Travel services firm. We are not the official body or affiliated with the government.

At Alliance, we do not share your details with any third party. We provide a no obligation assessment without any cost to all applicants, please fill our assessment to find out your eligibility.

Eligibility Assessment

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