Host Company Requirements
A Host Company should meet following requirements:
- Have an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Have Workman’s Compensation Insurance
- Provide continuous training and supervision
- Write a Training/Internship Placement Plan, DS-7002
- Be a member of a SACC Regional Chamber or paid Non-member fee
- Agree to a site visit if has fewer than 25 employees or less than $3M in annual revenue. (Academic institutions and federal, state or local governments are exempt from site visit requirement.)
Areas of Training
SACC-USA is a designated J-1 visa sponsor in the following areas of training:
Management, Business, Commerce & Finance, the Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law.
The visa service fees depends on the length of the training period and cover all our administration.
0 – 3 months
An intern/trainee may receive compensation/stipend from a host company to cover living expenses. The host company can also choose to pay for housing, car, travel or insurance instead of, or in addition to, a stipend. Note that there are no social security or medicare taxes associated with a J-1 visa, unless the trainee has lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time recently.
Additional fees associated with a J-1 visa are an interview fee paid to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and a SEVIS fee paid to the Department of Homeland Security. These fees are usually covered by the intern/trainee.
Refund of Fees
If the host organization should withdraw from the program prior to issuance of the DS-2019, 75% of the program fee is refundable to the host company.