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.

Fees

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

$1,000
$1,400
$1,900
$2,200

Fee Non-Members

$1,250
$1,750
$2,375
$2,750

 

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.