According to US Department of State regulations, all foreign nationals wishing to participate in a placement program must qualify and apply for the appropriate visa.
Based on your program, this will be a J-1 visa, a B-1/B-2 visa, or the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The purpose of the J-1 visa is to ensure that international visitors are provided with legitimate opportunities for professional and/or educational development, insight into American knowledge and skills, and a deeper understanding of American business and culture.
The purpose of the B-1 visa is to provide entry the United States for business or to participate in volunteer programs at a nonprofit organization contributing to social or charitable causes. The B-2 visa is intended for international visitors traveling to the U.S. for tourism, vacation, or enrollment in non-credit study courses.
After your placement is confirmed we can also assist you with the required documentation needed to receive your specific visa.
The Visa Service provided by the German American Chamber of Commerce California includes: