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SAYIT J1 Status Update 18th May

We are still awaiting an update from the US State Department and US Embassy. Once we receive these updates we will be in contact. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Cork J1 Office - Updated Opening Hours

In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and our customers we have decided to close our offices to the public, however, we remain open and committed to helping you with your J1 travel plans.


We are contactable during the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm

We will remain closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Tel.: 0214279190

Email: j1visa@sayit.ie


J1 Internship & Professional Career Training (PCT) Programmes:

Please note that our J1 Internship and Proffessional Career Training Programmes  are still open and will be processed once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Please check the following section for any queries that you have: J1 Internships & Professional Career Training


J1 2020 Programme Status

There is no change to the status of the SAYIT 2020 J1 programme as per below.


SAYIT J1 Status Update 14th March 2020

We have this morning been advised that the US State Department has temporarily suspended the J1 visa programme until May 11th. At present the suspension has no affect on your current application. The Irish J1 programme start date is May 15th. We expect the J1 programme to continue as planned starting May 15th. We will, of course, update you with any information as we receive it.



We recommend that all J1 applicants go online to www.dfa.ie and www.hse.ie websites for reliable and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 virus.



Your J1 Experience

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Fully transparent costs. No hidden extras!

US Embassy Appointments. We will assist you on every aspect of your embassy appointment and secure the most convenient time and date based on your location and college schedule. 

FREE Exam Repeat cover worth € 50!

Booking flights. You choose when to book them through SAYIT J1

Later deadline than our competitors to submit job offers to be vetted.

The option to have stopovers on your flights including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston and many more..

'Virtual' Job Fairs throughout the J1 booking season (January - April): Open to all SAYIT J1 Applicants

GAA Cover can be added to your SAYIT J1 insurance for €100

Vetting of your job offer (if you have found your own job)

Personalised J1 Tracking Account. Upload all your documnents & keep up to date on the status of your application!

Online flight booking engine through the J1 Account! Choose where you want to go and when!

FREE US Sim Card worth €30!

The best summer of my life!

Watch David's vlog of his West Coast J1 experience.

"This has been my second J1 with SAYIT and I didn’t think anything could beat my first one, but this summer was the best summer of my life!"

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Register for J1 2021

Please register your interest in our 2021 J1 Programme.


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