Application Procedure for Work Opportunities Program

EDI sends application materials to applicant.

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

Applicant passes EDI 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." or I-797, official approval notice. (H-2B)

Applicant obtains J-1/H-2B Visa by passing interview at U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Seasonal work begins upon arrival.

*EDI Interview: Depending on the positions and host companies, applicants need to pass EDI interview before moving on to the host company interview.