Requirements & Costs

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.

Training Period

0 – 3 months
4 – 6 months
7 – 12 months
13 – 18 months

Fee Members


Fee Non-Members



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.