All About J1 Visa

The J1 visa is non-immigrant visa.

It is under the US Department of State. Max duration is five years. You go home for the two-year home requirement before you can reapply for the same visa or another visa.

J1 visa runs for three years with possible two years extension. You will have to go home for a two-year home requirement if your 212e rule is not waived.



TIME

The J1 visa route is a more straightforward process. The process is easier, faster, and less hassle!

With the availability of sponsors for the J1 visa, you can fly to the US in 2-3 months. 


SALARY AND BENEFITS

The J1 holder would have the same salary and benefits as any US person. Salaries are based on your credentials and experience.


DEPENDENT VISA AND OPPORTUNITY TO WORK

With the J1 visa, all J2 dependents can work if they apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Learn more: https://j1visa.state.gov/basics/j2-visa/


AGENCY FEES

With the J1 visa process, you have three options:

1) go direct 
2) apply with local recruitment agencies with partners in the US
3) join US registered agencies like Teach-USA


Teach-USA J-1 service fee can be found here: For Filipino Applicants -  - https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/05/teach-usa-service-plan-fee.html



GUARANTEES

There are no guarantees.

There is no guarantee that you will be offered a job.

For a J1 visa sponsor to approve your sponsorship, all requirements from all parties (host school and applicant) have to be met. Sometimes, there is no guarantee that visa forms are still available, depending on timing.

There is also no guarantee that the US Embassy will approve your visa for whatever reason.

But as they say, do your best, and GOD will do the rest! And if it's meant to be, it will be - that's a guarantee!


WE CAN HELP!

Please read the initial requirements. You do not have to submit any of the requirements yet, simply check if you will be able to provide all the documents when we ask for it - https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements

Please feel free to read the questions and answers page before deciding to join Teach-USA: https://www.teach-usa.net/questions-answers.

Are you ready to join us?

To join the J1 visa option, go to https://www.teach-usa.net and follow the instructions found at the How-to-Apply page.


23 comments:

  1. Can a diploma in education holder apply for H1B?

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  2. Does this program offer opportunity for Accounting/Finance Teacher's?

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    1. The program is for K-12 setting. I see no Accounting subjects in the K-12 program. But are you an Education graduate? Please send your resume to apply@teach-usa.net so I can check.

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  3. Is it okay to apply without masters degree?

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    1. yes, but those with MA usually gets $10,000 more in annual salary

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    2. Hello ma'am I am computer science teacher 48 years old. Can apply for this

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  4. I have 33 MA education units but I did not finish it. Currently on my 12th year of teaching. My bachelor degree is not education. Is it possible to apply?

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    1. this may help - https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/07/teach-usa-q.html

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  5. hi ma'am, I would like to ask if early childhood is in demand in the US. And will I qualify. Although I am licensed elementary school teacher in the Philippines,my teaching experiences for more than 10 years are and my masters degree are for early childhood teaching. I was teaching in Singapore for 8 years and 3 years and counting here in New Zealand..

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    1. The J1 visa caters to K-12 setting, so you can apply as Kinder teacher. There is a home requirements - check this out https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements. H1b may be your best option.

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    2. Hello Ma'am/Sir. I have been teaching in DepEd ALS for almost 4 years. Does it credit me to apply for the teachinn in a classroom set up in the US? I mean I graduated in a degree of Bachelor in Elementary Education-General Curriculum, but I teach Out of School Youth (community based set up) Is there a program in the US that is comparable to ALS?

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  6. Hi! I would like to ask if you are still accepting an application? Where can I send my CV? I'm an elementary teacher. I have 7 years teaching experience. Thank you.

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    1. yes, please start here - https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/01/which-is-better-h1b-or-j1-visa.html

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  7. Good day! I preferred much about H1B visa, I'm a physical education degree holder and with units earned from Masters in Arts in Education Major in Educational Management. Am I qualified?

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    1. yes please start here - https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/01/which-is-better-h1b-or-j1-visa.html

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  8. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Education Sport and science and a diploma in Early Childhood Development. Can I apply?.

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  9. I have 10 years experience in public school as Values Education teacher and almosy 2 years in a private school as elementary teacher, my bachelor degree in college is Major in English..can i teach in US?

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    1. bachelor's degree not aligned to teaching experience? please read: https://www.teach-usa.net/questions-answers

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  10. hello..I am interested in this program..I am currently a head teacher in philippines with 9 years of teaching experience, am I qualified?

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    1. possibly, please read the requirements or send me a pm

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