Application Procedure for Professional Training Program

EDI sends application materials to applicant.

Applicant sends application form back to EDI with desired position ID number.

Applicant passes EDI English interview*

Applicant passes host company interview.

After receiving payment, visa application documents are prepared by applicant.

Applicant obtains DS-2019, "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status."

Applicant obtains J-1 Visa by passing interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Training begins upon arrival.

*EDI English Interview: Applicants who have not lived in an English-speaking environment or used English for their work for two years will be required to take this English evaluation.