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Studying in Ireland

It is mandatory for all students studying in Ireland to attend an interview at the US Embassy in Dublin. The US Embassy charge a non-refundable processing fee of $160 for Irish and UK passport holders. The fee is subject to change without notice and may vary depending on currency fluctuations. From 2014 the J1 visa processing fee must be paid directly to us.

Studying in Northern Ireland/ UK

Students studying in Northern Ireland may choose to attend the embassy in Dublin (organized by SAYIT J1) or in the Consulate in Belfast (organized by themselves)

Students in the United Kingdom are responsible for organizing their own embassy appointment in London.  Please be aware that any interview conducted in a US Embassy outside Ireland is subject to their own processing fee. You will need to contact the Embassy in question directly to book your interview. We strongly advise this option.

If you decide to interview with the US Embassy in Ireland please be aware that Embassy processing can take up to three weeks or longer. During this time your passport will be retained by the US Embassy, this may affect any immediate travel arrangements that you have planned. Passports retained by the US Embassy is completely beyond our control.

European Erasmus students

Students taking part in the Erasmus program are responsible for organizing their own embassy appointment in the US embassy located closest to them (if they wish to not interview in the Dublin embassy). Please be aware that any interview conducted in a US Embassy outside Ireland is subject to their own processing fee. You will need to contact the Embassy in question directly to book your interview. We strongly advise this option. A list of the US Embassies throughout Europe can be found HERE

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