Fees 2022

Visa and program and insurance fees

Awesome news! HRC was able to significantly lower its fees in 2022 and is now more competitive than ever!

We still do not charge any upfront administration fees and no payments need to be made until you have been accepted by the host employer / host school. Once you have been accepted into a program you have to pay:

J-1 Management Training USA

 

  • $1,000 for the J-1 visa (waived for culinary applicants in 2022)
  • $220 SEVIS fee (waived for culinary applicants in 2022)
  • $250 program fee per month for the duration of your career program. This program fee can be paid in monthly installments and includes the mandatory insurance.
  • $160 consulate appointment fee
  • Airfare, depending on season and location

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J-1 Teacher Program USA

 

  • $1,000 for the J-1 visa per academic year
  • $220 SEVIS fee
  • $90 insurance fee per month for the duration of your career program. This insurance fee can be paid in monthly installments.
  • $160 consulate appointment fee
  • Airfare, depending on season and location

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J-1 other fees and refund policy

 

  • U.S. consulate appointment fee in your home country of $160
  • Airfare $500-$1,000
  • Start-up capital $2,000-$2,500
  • Accommodation and utilities $800-$1,000 p/m
  • Food and transportation $200-$400
  • Program amendment fee $250
  • Transfer or extension of program $695
  • Travel validation (expedited) $50 ($100)
  • J-2 dependent visa fee $750
  • J-2 insurance fee $50 per month


Additional for teachers

  • Foreign education evaluation document $50-$75
  • Criminal record (check your local authorities for fees)
  • State licensing and state test (varies per state)
  • Annual renewal fee $1,500


Refund policy

We strongly discourage applying if you are not 100% sure. Nevertheless, upon acceptance by the employer, no refund of the program fee, insurance fee or visa fee is issued, except when: a) serious personal injury or death in the immediate family (parent or sibling) or b) denial of visa issuance by the immigration authority prevents you from starting the placement. If the application is cancelled before Form DS-2019 is issued, 100% of the paid J-1 visa fee and 100% of the paid program- and insurance fee minus a $200 non-refundable administrative fee is refunded. After Form DS-2019 is issued, but before arrival in the US, 50% of the paid J-1 visa fee and 100% of the paid program- and insurance fee minus a $200 non-refundable administrative fee is refunded. No refunds of any kind are issued after arrival in the US. SEVIS fees are non-refundable. In all cases, you are required to send back the original form DS-2019. In the event that you have prepaid program- and insurance fees, 100% of the prepaid months minus an admin fee of $25 will be refunded in full only for the full months that are unused. For refunds of the free visa program, scholarship program or financial aid program other rules may apply. 

Taste of Europe

 

  • €1,500 for the visa application fee
  • Airfare, depending on season and location

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Our placement process

We keep the process for growing your career simple and straightforward. Most importantly, we keep it personal. Our application process ensures that we make a proper inventory of your ambitions and career goals. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know, step by step.

Oh, and did we tell you that HRC is a Department of State designated J-1 visa sponsor?

Our application process

 

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