+49-(0) 170 - 410 80 28
+49- 170 - 410 80 28

DS2019 Form for J1 Visa - Internship or Training in the US

Get your DS-2019 form in only 4 - 6 weeks - easy, fast and cheap!
You have arranged an internship in the USA by yourself? Now you like to apply for the J1 visa to enter the US and the only thing you need is the necessary DS-2019 form?

Here you are at the right place!

(Or change to our detailed DS-2019 info site at www.ds-2019-form.com)

To apply for the J1-Visa for the USA the DS-2019 form is required which can be issued only by a few authorised organisations in the US. 
InterSwop offers the service to issue this DS-2019 form and the support to apply for the visa.
Circle of persons: The visa support service points to persons who already organised themselves an internship place, apprenticeship place or training place in the U.S.A. and now like to apply for the J1-Visa. A written acceptance confirmation from the host company, training or study post is required with informations about the company, content and duration of the training. 

Your nationality does not matter! Our service is open to any nationalities all around the world!

Professional, study and apprenticeship fields, which CAN apply for a DS-2019 form:

  • Information Media and Communications
  • Management, Business, Commerce, Finance (including Hospitality and Hotel Management)
  • The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial Occupations
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing, caring for or treating animals
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Arts & Culture
  • Students currently enrolled in a certificate granting post secondary education program (e.g. university / polytechnic etc) for at least one semester (Interns)
  • Graduates from a certificate granting post secondary education institution beginning their internship within 12 month after graduation (Interns)
  • Graduates from a certificate granting post secondary education institution with at least one year of professional experience outside the USA (Trainees)

Restrictions: The following fields CANNOT apply for a DS-2019 form through Interswop:

  • Aupairs, domestic work, babysitting or housekeeping etc.
  • Medical interns or anything involving hands-on therapy, counseling, adminstrating medical treatment or making diagnoses of medical, psychiatric or psychologic patients
  • Crew members on ships or airplanes, pilots
  • Education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services
  • High school leaver for pre-study internships which are not yet enrolled in an university and studying since at least one semester
  • Persons who like to do an thesis or PhD within a company
  • Persons who already done an internship in the US and entered with a J1 visa previously

FAQs (frequently asked questions) ref. DS-2019 form

Service fees
Downloading the DS-2019 information: free of charge

Issuing the DS-2019 form, to be paid to the US legal sponsor:

For citizen of Germany:
US$ 895 for internships/trainings of 1 month duration
US$ 970 for internships/trainings of 2 months duration
US$ 1.045 for internships/trainings of 3 months duration
US$ 1.150 for internships/trainings of 4 months duration
US$ 1.235 for internships/trainings of 5 months duration
US$ 1.350 for internships/trainings of 6 months duration
US$ 1.450 for internships/trainings of 7 months duration
US$ 1.525 for internships/trainings of 8 months duration
US$ 1.625 for internships/trainings of 9 months duration
US$ 1.725 for internships/trainings of 10 months duration
US$ 1.825 for internships/trainings of 11 months duration
US$ 1.925 for internships/trainings of 12 months duration
US$ 1.975 for trainings of 13 months duration
US$ 2.025 for trainings of 14 months duration
US$ 2.075 for trainings of 15 months duration
US$ 2.125 for trainings of 16 months duration
US$ 2.175 for trainings of 17 months duration
US$ 2.225 for trainings of 18 months duration


For citizen of France, Canada and México: + US$ 100 (add 100$ to the listed fees above)

For citizen of all other countries: + US$ 200 (add 200$ to the listed fees above).


In these fees is included the SEVIS fee of US$ 220 which will be paid by the US legal sponsor to the State Department!

Also is included an accident and sickness insurance for the whole internship/training period + 30 days grace period!


Not included is the J1 visa fee of US$ 160 which you have to pay to the American Embassy/Consulate.


Please do not misunderstand the issue of the DS-2019 form with the issue of the J1 visa! One is required by the other but both are two different processes of different authorities/organisations.

How to proceed?

  1. Read the DS-2019 information here
  2. Apply online for the DS-2019 form here

As soon as InterSwop will receive the DS-2019 order form, your DS-2019 application will be checked for eligibility as soon as possible. A suitable US legal sponsor will be assigned.
You will be informed within the next 48-72 hours by email from the USA about the next steps to issue the DS-2019 form, also how and when you have to pay the DS-2029 issuing fee, depending on the length of your internship/training.

The DS-2019 form will be issued in the USA. This lasts about 30-45 days depending on the postal mail duration and how soon you or your host company in the US could provide all necessary data.

Generally you need to provide a CV in English, one reference letter in English, information about the insurance during your stay in the US. And your host company needs to provide a training plan (DS-7002). You and your host company will receive detail information about these items by email.

You will receive your DS-2019 form via UPS, FedEx or other postal service.

Once you received the DS-2019 form you can apply for the J1 visa at the nearest US consulate/embassy. You have to go personally to the US Embassy and you have to get an appointment beforehand. The next available appointment could be in several weeks ahead. You should apply for a personal appointment at the US consulate/embassy by time! The visa issue will last about approx. another 2 weeks.

You should initiate the whole DS-2019 and J1-visa procedure by time. The best would be with a lead time of about 3 month before planned departure to the USA. Unfortunately many applicants are applying very late and also booked a flight to the US without having ensured to obtain the J1-visa by time.

FAQs (frequently asked questions) ref. DS-2019 form

Any questions left? Please feel free to ask us!

Whatsapp call or message (13-17 MET)  +49-170-410 80 28

More information also under https://www.ds-2019-form.com

envelopephone-handsetCookie Consent mit Real Cookie Banner