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!
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