The J-1 Visa Program is not created to permit US companies to fill the position of a regular employee. The purpose is to provide J-1 applicants with opportunities for professional growth, relevant experience in the field chosen for training, and a better understanding of the US society and culture. J-1 trainees are expected to share the professional knowledge acquired in the US upon returning to their home country. It is also true that this particular J-1 visa allows participants to receive a stipend as any other employee of the company.
In order to apply, the prospective J-1 trainee must:
An applicant who wishes to apply for a J-1 visa must obtain the Certificate of Eligibility Form from the Government Designated Organization. Upon successful result of the first part of this process, it will be possible to start the request for the actual J-1 visa. As all visa applications process, an interview at the US Embassy or Consulate is required.