Fees - Mountbatten Program


Interested in our J-1 Trainee or Intern Visa Sponsorship in the USA? There is a fee for participation is split into two installments – a non-refundable Application Fee, payable at the time of application submission and a Program Fee, payable at the time we issue your DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility. The Program Fee varies according to the duration of your training or internship.

Application FeeUSD $100Payable at application. Non-refundable.
Program Fee (1-5 Months)*USD $1,800Payable when training/internship placement is approved
and the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility form is ready to be
Program Fee (6-12 Months)*USD $2,250
Program Fee (13-18 Months)*USD $2,500

*Inclusive of Accident and Sickness Health Insurance

Visa Processing Fees

In addition to the Program Fee paid to Mountbatten, you will be required to pay the following additional fees:

US Visa Application Fee
(MRV fee):
USD $160**Payable to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate
SEVIS I-901 Fee:USD $220**Payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Instructions on how to pay these fees will be provided with your DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility.

**Subject to change

Additional Fees

The following fees may be applicable to you for the extra service you need.

J-2 Dependent FeeUSD $500For each dependent.
Priority Processing FeeUSD $300For applications submitted less than 3 weeks
prior to the Program Start Date.
Extension FeeUSD $500For each request to extend the program length up to the
maximum program duration (18 months for Trainee;
12 months for Intern).
Program Change/Amendment
/DS-2019 Replacement Fee
USD $250For each request to amend the Program Start Date, change
of Host Organization, or other program-related change and
for each replacement of a lost/stolen DS-2019 Form.
Host Organization Site Visit
New York City Area
USD $100 +
travel costs
For new Host Organizations with less than 25 employees or
less than $3 million in annual revenue.
Host Organization Site Visit
Outside New York City Area
USD $250 +
travel costs

We also recommend you bear in mind the following additional expenses:

  • Travel to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a visa interview
  • Airfare costs to and from the US, which vary according to the time of year and country / city of departure
  • Cost of accommodation/housing in the US
  • Local transportation costs to and from your training or internship placement
  • Trip interruption / cancellation insurance, personal possessions insurance, and additional medical insurance if required.