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J-1 visa programs


Program fees

They vary according to the length of your stay. Please refer to the « PCT USA Confirmation Form » by clicking here. Your payment can be made by check, wire transfer or credit card.



  • Expedited fee: receipt of your DS2019 & SEVIS in 7 business days (9 business days if an employer site visit is necessary) = £850
  • Acceleration fee = receipt of your DS2019 & SEVIS in 2 weeks maximum = £120.
  • Express mail fee: £70.
  • Taxback fee (optional paid service for your income tax return).


Program fees include

  • Screening for program eligibility, verification of training plan and English ability
  • DS-2019 Form, Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Status
  • Parenthese and CIEE services
  • Complete insurance coverage
  • CIEE support in the United States throughout your stay.
  • 24/7 help line in the United States. An emergency phone line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Pre-departure online orientation
  • The Participant Handbook with practical information to help you organize your trip (Social Security, regulations, administrative formalities, etc.…)
  • Preferential prices and conditions with our partner travel agency Travel Voyages.

We can assist you in securing a host company in the U.S. This service is given free of charge to participants who have not found their employer yet. We’re here for you: don’t hesitate to contact us!


Program fees do not include

  • The J-1 visa fee of 160 USD at the American Consulate (including the appointment scheduling fee)
  • SEVIS fees (£137 in September 2017). Please note that this fee has to be paid to Parenthese but you must add it to your Program fees.
  • Airplane ticket (ranging from £500 to £1200 depending on the season and destination)
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional services (accelerated processing fee, Express mail fee)