Rian J-1 – Latest News & Updates

Update: June 10, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Rian J-1 Graduate visa program.

Updates received from the U.S. Embassy (Dublin) and U.S. Consulate (Belfast) this week state they are currently prioritizing a backlog of work for U.S citizens, including essential travel, passport renewals, registration of births abroad, etc. This work is prioritized to be cleared ahead of reopening the processing of non-immigrant visas, such as the J-1, and it is expected to take some months to clear.

Therefore Rian J-1 is planning a restart for new visas dated from November 1st 2021, i.e. applicants with graduation scroll dates of November 1st 2020 or later. Sadly this means that anyone with a graduation scroll date before November 1st 2020 cannot apply. Note: this date could be pushed back further depending on how these issues develop in the coming months.

The quicker travel restrictions ease and U.S. Embassy activity increases the quicker the visa program can get back to normal.

If you wish to join our J-1 visa program waitlist then please register your interest here. We look forward to helping you with your J-1 visa program . Please continue to check in here for updates.

Update: April 6, 2021

The J-1 visa suspension (Presidential Proclamation 10052) has expired as of March 31, 2021. However geographic COVID-19-related Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa in the 14-day period before seeking entry into the United States, remain in effect.

We are planning a restart for new visas dated from October 1st, i.e. applicants with graduation scroll dates of October 1st 2020 or later. Sadly this means that anyone with a graduation scroll date before October 1st 2020 will not be able to apply. Note: this date could be extended depending on how these issues develop in the coming months.

The quicker the COVID-19 pandemic clears, travel restrictions ease and U.S. Embassy activity increases the quicker the visa program can get back to normal.

If you wish to join our J-1 visa program in 2021 and you have not already registered your interest, then please do so now. We look forward to helping you with your J-1 visa program in 2021 and/or 2022. Please continue to check in here for updates.

 

Update: January 11, 2021

The J-1 visa program is suspended for new applications, until 31st March 2021. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, etc. In the latest update from the U.S. Department of State, received on 17th December, it outlined hopes that the J-1 visa programs will be back up and running as soon as possible in 2021. However everything depends on the COVID-19 pandemic – the quicker it clears, the quicker everything including visa programs can get back to normal. Once we hear further word regarding when the visa will reopen, or if the suspension will be extended, we will update this page immediately. Sadly this means that anyone with a graduation scroll date in the period January – March 2020. will miss out on the visa Please continue to check in here in the coming days for updates.

If you wish to join our J-1 visa program in 2021 and you have not already registered your interest, then please do so now. We look forward to helping you with your J-1 visa program in 2021!

 

Update: December 20, 2020

The J-1 visa program suspension remains in place until 31st December. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, etc. The latest update from The Department of State was received on 17th December. This update outlined hopes that the J1 visa programs will be back up and running as soon as possible in the new year. However no date has been put on it, as  everything depends on COVID-19. The quicker it clears the quicker everything, including visa programs, can get back to normal. Once we hear further word regarding when the visa will reopen, or if the suspension will be extended, we will update you here on this page. Please continue to check in here for updates. If you have not already registered your interest for our 2021 program then please do so now. We look forward to helping you with your J-1 visa program in 2021!