Greenheart Exchange partners with qualified attorneys working with the J-1 Intern, Trainee and Teacher visas. Attorney partnerships are customized to each law firm or attorney’s individual needs.
Responsibilities of attorneys can include the following:
We provide two (2) program options:
Self-Placement (SP) program: Participants arrange their own Intern or Trainee placement with a U.S. business. Once a training/internship opportunity has been secured, we work with the participant to get their experience in the U.S. started.
Full-Placement (FP) program: We assist in finding the placements for Intern and Trainee participants.
Intern and Trainee positions are typically in the following occupational fields:
Referral: If you have any participants who want to become part of the Intern or Trainee program but you do not have time to help them with the application, refer them to Greenheart and we will guide participants through the application process.
Application with Greenheart: If you would like to process your client application with Greenheart, here is what you can expect:
Eligibility and sponsorship approval for each individual participant:
After the participant is approved for sponsorship by Greenheart Exchange, will need to:
In addition to general eligibility requirements, the following are additional criteria that will be considered by Greenheart Exchange during participant processing:
Greenheart Exchange can sponsor J-2 Dependent visas for Interns and Trainees. The J-2 dependent visa is a separate application process and is subject to additional terms and conditions, and program fees.
Requests for a J-2 visa application should be submitted along with the initial submission of the Intern or Trainee candidate. Reach out to us for more information.
Yes, Greenheart Exchange’s expedited processing guarantees that within 2 days of receiving the submitted complete application, Greenheart Exchange will review the application, process the payment, and ship the DS-2019 form to the participant.
The attorney and/or participant must update Greenheart Exchange on the outcome of each visa interview. Failure to notify Greenheart Exchange about visa denials will result in forfeiture of the program fee refund.
Section 212(E), also known as the Two-Year Home Residency Requirement is determined by the U.S. Embassy. This requirement restricts certain participants on the Intern and Trainee programs from applying for certain immigrant and work-based visas for 2 years after completion of the Intern or Trainee program.
The Two-Year Bar is a regulation, 22 C.F.R §62.22(n)(2), that requires Interns and Trainees to reside outside of the U.S. for at least two years before being eligible to apply for an additional Trainee program.