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J-1 visa programs

  • Promptness – Parenthese processes all applications the day of reception. This means that you always receive an immediate answer to your emails, regular updates on the status of your application and clear guidance on what to do next.
  • Efficiency – Parenthese & CIEE have the quickest turnaround time for providing you with the DS-2019 & SEVIS receipt. You do not have to wait until you have the DS-2019 to then request your SEVIS receipt from Homeland Security. Parenthese & CIEE take care of all the paperwork for you in one go! This saves you time and hassle.
  • Practicality – We do all we can to make it easy for you. We never require original documents or letters of reference. You can send us your application by email; we do all of the mandatory interviews by telephone when you are available (this interview is for the application only and does not replace the mandatory visa interview at the US Consulate).
  • Availability – Parenthese is at your service from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can stop by and see us in our Paris office whenever you wish; there is no need for an appointment (you will need to make an appointment for our London office). You can also call us or send us an email when you have a question. All of our participants receive weekly updates via email on the status of their application.
  • Proximity – Parenthese has two offices to serve you, one in Paris and another in London. And we organize over 100 school presentations per year all over France and in the UK.
  • Reliability – 60% of our staff is American and every member of the team is on full-time, permanent contract. This ensures you a higher quality of information, follow up and service.
  • The sponsor – We could not do our work without the help of our partner in America. Parenthese has chosen to work with a single J-1 visa sponsor et we have picked the best : CIEE was created in 1947 and remains the oldest and largest sponsor.
  • Partnership with VIE / BUSINESS FRANCE – We have been a privileged partner of Business France since 2013 and are accredited to process their applications for the VIE program in the United States.