Generally, this process takes about two to three months and must be completed before you arrive in the US. Keep this in mind as you consider when you might want to come to the States so you can plan ahead.
If you are applying for the J-1 Irish Work & Travel (IWT) visa, you are applying without an internship placement lined up. Here are the application steps!
Step 1: Register your Interest
You will register your interest for the J-1 visa at rianj1.org. We will send you important information to help you prepare for the program! See Below.Read more
Step 2: Application Preparation
Send the following to us: a. employer research spreadsheet. b. U.S. style Resume & draft cover letter. c. Linkedin profile (must connect with J-1 Network). d. Networking plan. e. Copy of your passport photo page. f. University letter / Degree scroll copy. After review, we will notify you if we can process an application from you.Read more
Step 3: Application Processing
You will: a) Complete a contact form. b) Sign the 120 day / intern agreement form. c) Accept the terms and conditions. d) Make your Application Processing Payment (APP)Read more
Step 4: Sponsor meeting
You will virtually meet with a Rian J-1 staff member to discuss your visa program. This is a great opportunity to bring any questions you have regarding the visa process!Read more
Step 5: Program Management Payment &Provide Health Insurance
You make your Program Management Payment (PMP) & provide your Health Insurance coverage. Once this is approved, we will issue your DS-2019 and post it to you. The DS-2019 is one of the forms an EV will take with them to the embassy. It is completed by the visa sponsor (Rian). Once it has been issued and sent via mail to the EV, the EV then can schedule & book their embassy interview.Read more
Step 6: Pre-departure activity
You will be: a) adding to your employer research b)connecting with employers including arranging meet-ups for just after you arrive in the U.S. c) developing your networks d) Travel to the U.S!Read more