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 Fee||USD $100||Payable at application. Non-refundable.|
|Program Fee (1-5 Months)*||USD $1,800||Payable when training/internship placement is approved and the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility form is ready to be issued.|
|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
The following fees may be applicable to you for the extra service you need.
|J-2 Dependent Fee||USD $500||For each dependent.|
|Priority Processing Fee||USD $300||For applications submitted less than 3 weeks|
prior to the Program Start Date.
|Extension Fee||USD $500||For each request to extend the program length up to the maximum program duration (18 months for Trainee; 12 months for Intern).|
|Program Change or Amendment / DS-2019 Replacement Fee||USD $250||For 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.