Frequently Asked Questions

Second placement / repeat participation

If you are interested in a second (or third) J1 visa program, this is possible. You may apply for a second J2 two years after your previous J1.

Remember that you can only apply for additional training in a different department or on a higher level. This means that if you worked at the front desk, you can only go back as supervisor/manager or in another department all together. This is since you may not repeat any experiences that you gained in the USA on a second/third program. Here are a few examples.

 

department

level

new program should be

F&B

practical (i.e. host / waiter)

supervisor or (assistant) manager (i.e. restaurant supervisor or (assistant) outlet manager)

F&B

practical/supervisory
(i.e. waiter / outlet supervisor)

only management (i.e. (assistant) F&B manager)

F&B

supervisor
(i.e. restaurant or bar supervisor)

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Rooms Division or Culinary)

F&B

management

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Rooms Division or Culinary)

Rooms Division

practical (i.e. receptionist, concierge, guest service agent)

supervisor or (assistant) manager (i.e. front desk supervisor or (assistant) front desk manager

Rooms Division

practical/supervisory

(i.e. receptionist /  front desk supervisor)

only management (i.e. (assistant) Front Desk manager)

Rooms Division

supervisor
(i.e. front desk or housekeeping supervisor)

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Food and Beverage or Culinary)

Rooms Division

management

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Food and Beverage or Culinary)

Culinary

practical (i.e. commis)

supervisor or (assistant) manager (i.e. chef de partie or sous chef)

Culinary

practical/supervisor (i.e. commis / (demi) chef de partie)

culinary management (i.e. sous chef)

Culinary

supervisor

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Food and Beverage or Rooms Division)

Culinary

management

only management in a different department possible (i.e. Food and Beverage or Rooms Division)


Exception:
If you were classified as intern and you are currently still enrolled in an academic institution, or have graduated from such an institution in the last 12 months, you may apply for additional training after 90 days of home residency (outside the USA).

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