Do You Need a Lawyer or Third Party to Apply for J-1 Visa Sponsorship?
The answer is no, you don't need a lawyer or third party to apply for J-1 Visa Sponsorship. You can apply to InterExchange directly!
If you've started exploring the J-1 Visa for your U.S. Internship or Training Program, you may have been told about, heard of, or come across agencies in your home country that can assist you with your application. Perhaps your future host employer has a trusted lawyer they go to for all visa-related matters. While some sponsors may require you to go through an in-country agent you can avoid that inconvenience and apply through InterExchange directly.
Here's why you should apply directly to a J-1 Visa sponsor like InterExchange rather than through a lawyer or agency.
It's NOT required to use a third party.
If you have your internship offer already, there is no need to apply for J-1 Intern or Trainee Visa sponsorship through a third party, in-country partner, lawyers, or anyone else. Instead, just go straight to the source. InterExchange will assist you directly and quickly with your J-1 Visa sponsorship application, and we will answer any questions you have along the way. You can call, email, or send us a chat, and we'll get back to you within a single business day -- really!
It's less expensive.
Lawyers often carry a hefty fee for their assistance. If you apply directly to InterExchange, you and your employer will avoid any costs associated with using an agency or attorney. There's no need to pay an additional fee if you are not getting an additional service.
With InterExchange you know exactly what the program costs up front and what is included. Applying directly is the only way to guarantee the lowest possible price. Save your money for traveling in the U.S. once you start your internship! No one wants to pay added costs for services they don't need, and using InterExchange means you won't have to.
It's faster and easier.
By applying directly, you'll have access to direct communications with the sponsor. Your questions will be answered right away, and there's no need to make appointments, wait for replies, submit extra forms or answer the same questions over and over like you'll find when working with a third party. There is no reason to involve more parties than needed, so avoid adding unnecessary delays to the process by applying directly with InterExchange.
Although you DO need to apply through a J-1 Visa sponsor like InterExchange to get your internship visa, that's all you'll have to do to get your application processed. Applying for J-1 Intern or Trainee Visa sponsorship directly through InterExchange ensures a low-cost, quick, and easy experience.
We look forward to working with you soon!
Questions? Let us know and we'd be happy to help you!
Allison joined the InterExchange team in 2011 and holds a B.A. in International Affairs and an M.A. in Higher Education. She oversees the daily operations of the Career Training USA program where she has the privilege of working with students and professionals from around the world pursuing U.S. internships and training programs. Allison is originally from Massachusetts and studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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