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J1 USA

2022 COSTS & COVID-19 POLICY

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Get the overview here and scroll down for more details. Including our NEW Commando offers!

Don't get caught out- trust our 22 years of J1 experience, our price transparency promise and our COVID-19 Policy. 

  

  

The details:

NEW Commando Programmes

SAYIT J1 is delighted to introduce 2 new programmes that allow J1 participants book their own flights to the US. Participants should not book their flights until after their US embassy appointment has taken place.

DON'T get caught out. SAYIT J1 has over 22 years of experience providing the J1 Summer Work and Travel programme with flights included. Trust our experience to help with any flight issues that may arise due to flight rescheduling, changes, or cancellations. Don't be caught out with cheap airfares. Book your flights through SAYIT J1. 

All information correct as of 23rd July 2021. Any questions? Call us on 021 4279 190 or email J1visa@sayit.ie.

  1. J1 PROGRAMME FEE OPTIONS
  2. INSURANCE
  3. UNAVOIDABLE 3RD PARTY COSTS
  4. POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION CHARGES THAT MAY BE ADDED TO YOUR APPLICATION
  5. COVID-19 POLICY & UPDATES

  1. J1 PROGRAMME FEE OPTIONS

    Self Placement Limited Offer!! € 320  Was € 420

    Includes:

    •     Vetting of your US Job Offer
    •     Processing of your DS-2019 work paper
    •     Administration & Support
    •     US Embassy Interview Scheduled

    Excludes:

    •     Flights which must be booked through SAYIT J1
    •     3rd Party Fees which are unavoidable but essential elements required for the programme.

    Job Placement  Limited Offer!! € 499 Was € 599

    Includes:

    •     Access to our online jobs system with 100s of J1 Jobs
    •     Virtual Job Fairs throughout the season
    •     Vetting of your US Job Offer
    •     Processing of your DS-2019 work paper
    •     Administration & Support
    •     US Embassy Interview Scheduled

    Excludes:

    •     Flights which must be booked through SAYIT J1
    •     3rd Party Fees which are unavoidable but essential elements required for the programme.

    NEW PROGRAMME!! Commando Limited Offer!! € 420  Was € 520

    Includes:

    •     Vetting of your US Job Offer
    •     Processing of your DS-2019 work paper
    •     Administration & Support
    •     US Embassy Interview Scheduled

    Excludes:

    •    3rd Party Fees which are unavoidable but essential elements required for the programme.

    NEW PROGRAMME!! Commando Plus Limited Offer!! € 599  Was € 699

    Includes:

    •     Access to our online jobs system with 100s of J1 Jobs
    •     Virtual Job Fairs throughout the season
    •     Vetting of your US Job Offer
    •     Processing of your DS-2019 work paper
    •     Administration & Support
    •     US Embassy Interview Scheduled

    Excludes:

    •     3rd Party Fees which are unavoidable but essential elements required for the programme.
  2. INSURANCE

    SAYIT J1 Insurance policy  - € 295 (subject to confirmation)

    (Inc. Baggage, Social Security Cover & Scheduled Airline Failure Cover)

    Exam Repeat cover is available for a €50 supplement. This can be selected under the Insurance section of the application.

    GAA cover is available for an extra € 100* supplement. This can be selected under the Insurance section of the application.

    * Training no more than twice a week for a maximum of 4 hours in total and playing no more than once a week (See FAQ point 7)

    SAYIT Insurance is mandatory for all J1 bookings. Insurance Product Information Document HERE

  3. UNAVOIDABLE 3RD PARTY COSTS

    •    SEVIS - €35 
      •    This fee is paid to the US State Department once your DS-2019 is issued and is non-refundable once paid.
    •    US EMBASSY FEE - €160
      •    The US Embassy charge a non-refundable processing fee of US$ 160 for Irish and UK passport holders. The fee is subject to change without notice and may vary depending on currency fluctuations. SAYIT J1 organise all US Embassy interviews in the US Embassy in Dublin only.
    •    DS-2019 SHIPPING FEE - €20
      •    This fee is included in your final balance to cover the administrational cost of organising your DS-2019.
  4. POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION CHARGES THAT MAY BE ADDED TO YOUR APPLICATION

    Please see below the other possible administrational charges that maybe added to your account.

    Embassy Appointments

    •    In the case where you need to change you US embassy appointment and are unable to provide proof of a doctors letter/ medical certificate to explain why you are unable to make your set appointment, a change fee of €50 will be added to your account.
    •    In the case where you do not show up to the US Embassy, a change fee to reschedule your embassy appointment of €50 will be added to your account.

    DS-2019

    •    In the case where you lose or damage your DS-2019 a reprint fee of € 60 will be added to your account.
    •    In the case where you change employers and/ or employment dates after your DS-2019 has been issued,  a reprint fee of € 60 will be added to your account.

    Change in Programme types:

    Changing from Job Placement/ Commando Plus to Self Placement/ Commando

    •    If your application has already been processed to the US Sponsor there is no reduction in your Programme Fee
    •    If your application has not been processed to the US Sponsor, your Programme Fee will be reduced to the Self Placement Programme Fee (based on the date we receive your completed job offer form with your request by email ONLY) plus an administrational fee of €50 will be added.
    •    After a DS-2019 has been issued for a Self Placement position, you are not allowed to change to Job Placement.

    Changing from Self Placement/ Commando to Job Placement/ Commando Plus

    •    Any Self Placement applicant who changes from Self Placement to Job Placement will have their Programmme Fee changed to the corrected Programme Fee valid on their request date (received by email ONLY)
    •    After a DS-2019 has been issued for a Job Placement position, you are not allowed to change to Self Placement.
  5. COVID-19 POLICY & UPDATES

    If due to COVID-19, there is a travel restriction and as a result you cannot travel on your J1 2022 Programme, SAYIT J1 will offer you a refund of all payments you have made on your booking less an administration fee of €95*.

    Please see below what determines a travel restriction:

    •     Department of Foreign Affairs Travel advisory against travel the to the USA within 14 days of your departure date.
    •     Full border closure or restrictions specific to the visa you are entering the country on.
    •     US Embassy restrictions or closures due to COVID-19.
    •     Visas are not being approved due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.


    What doesn’t constitute a COVID-19 travel restriction:

    •     If you have already departed for the USA and/or arrived in the US and the Department of Foreign Affairs introduce a travel advisory
    •     Local quarantine rules. Quarantine plans are currently in place in many states and countries with ever-changing conditions. SAYIT J1 will inform you of the current quarantine conditions in your travel destination prior to travel.
    •    Additional costs for COVID-19 tests and quarantine. 
    •    If you cannot travel due to a positive COVID-19 test or are asked to quarantine by the Irish Government. SAYIT J1 will offer a free date change wherever possible.
    •    If you decide not to travel for any reason our standard terms & conditions will apply.

    *Note: 3rd Party Fees may not be refundable in the following circumstances:

    •    Insurance:- If your policy has been issued for over 14 days
    •    SEVIS Fee:- If your DS-2019 has been issued 
    •    US Embassy Fee:- If your US Embassy appointment has been booked and you have/ or have not attended.

    UPDATES

    We recommend that all J1 applicants check updates on the Department of Foreign Affairs, HSE, and  US Embassy websites for reliable and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 virus and subsequent travel restrictions.

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