Step 1: INITIAL SCREENING
Please follow the guidelines written on the Initial Requirements page.
Step 2: SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
Please see the list written on the Initial Requirements page.
Step 3: LICENSING AND EVALUATION
Step 4: JOB PLACEMENT
School districts will have 100% participation in the screening and hiring process. Teach-USA will facilitate partnership with the J1 visa sponsor for the school districts. However, the school districts will screen, choose teachers for interviews, and hire, not Teach-USA.
Step 5: VISA INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING
Teach-USA will facilitate J1 visas.
J1 visa is an exchange visitor non-immigrant visa (up to 3 years). Teachers will be immersed in the American educational system and will be given an opportunity to inspire a love of other cultures and languages in your students.
J1 VISA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. What is the Two-Year Home Residency Requirement?
The two-year home residency requirement (or 212(e), as it is referenced in the immigration regulations) means that those who come the U.S. in J-1 status cannot become permanent residents in the U.S., change status in the U.S., or get work or family-based visa status such as H, L or K until they return to their country of last permanent residence for at least two years cumulatively.
2. What are the bases upon which I can apply for a waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement?
The five bases for recommendation of a waiver are:
- No Objection Statement;
- Request by an Interested U.S. Federal Government Agency;
- Exceptional Hardship to a U.S. Citizen (or lawful permanent resident) Spouse or Child of an Exchange Visitor; and
- Request by a Designated State Public Health Department or its Equivalent (Conrad State 30 Program).