Staff Directory Search our site. Frequently Asked Questions Feedback Site Map Partners Contact us
Click here to return to our Home page.Welcome to the US Forest Service INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Back to International Visitor Program
About the Program and Our Services
Who Can Participate?
Who Can Participate?
How to Apply?
Program Regulations
Pre-Entry and Arrival
Orientation
Contacts
Forms
Links
Disclaimer
 
 

International Visitor Program

OUR SERVICES: J-1 Visa Certificate of Eligibility

International Programs can assist with understanding visa classifications and what might be most appropriate given the profile of the prospective visitor, proposed program activities and sources of funds. We can also share information about official invitations, security clearances, visa application processes and required supporting documents. If a J-1 visa is required, International Programs will work with you to issue form DS-2019: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status to your invited visitor. This form allows the visitor to apply for a J-1 visa from their local US Embassy or Consulate.

Above all, it is important to know which visa a visitor needs for the proposed activity and to allow sufficient time for the visa application process.  As the application process can take as long as 3-4 months, much of the preparation might begin as early as 3-6 months prior to the program or event. 

To learn more about J-1 visas and support services for international visitors and hosts, please contact an International Visitor Program Specialist as early as possible. 

Program Design
J-1 Visas
Health Insurance
Maintenance Allowance - Reimbursements
Exchange Visitor Program Orientations
Required J-1 Program Monitoring and Reporting

For more information, please go to:

  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
  • Who Can Participate
  • Our Services
  • J-1 Visas Sponsorship
  • Health Insurance
  • Debit Cards

You can find other helpful planning tools in the How to Apply and Forms sections:

  • Checklist for Hosting an Exchange Visitor
  • Instructions for Letters of Invitation
  • Host Application
  • International Visitor Application
  • Form ARS-230: Non-Citizen Data Sheet (required for security checks)
  • Community Resource Information Sheet
  • Welcome Kit Ideas
  • On-Site Orientation Checklist for Hosting an Exchange Visitor
  • DS-7002 Training/Intern Placement Plan (required for Interns and Trainees only)


Back to top

Next Service:Health Insurance


> If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Brenda Dean , International Visitor Program Coordinator, Responsible Officer, (202) 644-4640, bdean@fs.fed.us
  • Rima Eid, International Visitor Program Specialist, Alternate Responsible Officer, (202)644-4642, rimaeid@fs.fed.us
  • Kristin Corcoran, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4643, kacorcoran@fs.fed.us
  • Misty Sidhu, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4645, mksidhu@fs.fed.us
  • Lee Blaser, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4631, leeablaser@fs.fed.us
> Click here and read about latest activities and news of the International Visitor Program.


Back to top


Home |About the Program & Our Services |Our Services | Who Can Participate
How to Apply | Program Regulations | Pre-Entry and Arrival | Orientation
Contacts | Forms |Links | Disclaimer


Staff Directory
| Search | FAQ | Feedback | Site Map | Partners | Contact Us
International Programs | Forest Service | USDA

2000 US Forest Service International Programs
Legal Information and Disclaimer
Webmaster