J-1 Visa Requirements that every Employer should know

A few large multinational companies manage their own J-1 visa programs, but most employers work with sponsoring organizations when looking to bring foreign trainees and interns to the United States for talent development.

SHRM Online outlined the basic benefits and requirements of the J-1 visa program in Part 1 of this series of articles.

There are currently 96 trainee sponsors and 90 intern sponsors, the majority of which are third-party sponsoring organizations, independent of the host-employers themselves, according to the latest U.S. State Department information. The remaining designated sponsors are employers who have taken on their own programs.

Third-party sponsors are responsible for monitoring all aspects of the program, including orientation, placement and periodic evaluations to confirm compliance. They also support participants throughout their stay and ensure their health, safety and welfare.


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