J1 2018 applications are now open!

Students can now start applying for the J1 visa 2018

Written by Hannah Byrne


A summer in the US is almost a rite of passage for many Irish college students, and any student looking to get a taste of life in America can now start applying for their J1 visa for 2018.

How do I apply for the J1?

To get a J1 visa, you must go through an approved agency. The most popular agencies are USIT and SAYIT, but there are other options available, and you should do your research before applying to find the best one for you.

Remember, you must find a job before you leave for America. This job has to be approved in order for your work papers to be issued. Click here for more information on applying for a J1 visa.


USIT have announced that early bird applications are now open, with two packages available for J1 students. The cost of the application varies depending on which package you get. Students who opt for J1 Basic must source their job themselves and have it approved by the embassy. Those who go for the J1 Premium package will have a job arranged for them by USIT.

Early bird prices are available until November 24th 2017. To view prices and packages, visit the USIT website.


The SAYIT 2018 J1 visa programme will be opening soon, and students can register their interest here.

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