J-1 Visas

If you are a member of the FACC you can enjoy the great benefits of hosting a J-1 trainee and obtain a J-1visa.

The French American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Pacific Northwest can help you to find interns. If you are interested, please contact us .

The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) is authorized by the American State Department's United States Information Agency (USIA) to issue the J-1 visa Certificate of Eligibility, also known as Form DS-2019 (formerly known as Form IAP-66). With this document, a French citizen or permanent resident being trained by a company in the United States can request a J-1 visa authorization at the American Consulate in Paris.

To process your application you can
contact us or visit www.faccnyc.org.

A company willing to host a J-1 trainee through the FACC must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Membership in the French-American Chamber of Commerce.
    If you are not yet a member you can join us by completing an
    application form and enjoy all the benefits and advantages of belonging to our valuable network.

  • Willingness to host a trainee on a full-time capacity.

  • Willingness to provide a stipend that is commensurate to the current U.S. market standard in a given sector, or at least the current U.S. minimum wage.

  • Part of the business sector (teaching facilities, non-profit organizations and government institutions) are not eligible.

  • Sufficient structure to provide proper supervision for the trainee.

  • Ability to provide the trainee with an American experience in the workplace and through cultural activities.

For more information and an application, visit: www.faccnyc.org


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