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How long does it take for HRC to offer me a program? Can I reject the offer that HRC sends me? How will the interview process be with the host organization? How long does the whole process takes until I can start my program? Do I still need to pay the complete program fee if I already have my own insurance? Can I pay my program fee and visa payment via bank transfer if I do not own a credit card? How do I freeze my own insurance in my home country/country of residence? Is it a must that I bring along a credit card to the USA? Is it necessary to bring my birth certificate to the USA? Do I still need to register with ESTA? Do I have to pay for the J-1 visa or can my host employer pay that for me? Can I pay my visa payments via bank transfer if I do not own a credit card? How long does it take for HTP to send me the package which I need to take to the consulate? What does the HTP package consist of? How long does it usually take to make an appointment at the U.S consulate? What happens if I do not receive the J-1 visa at the US consulate? Can I re-apply for my J-1 visa immediately if I am rejected at the consulate? What is the relationship between the duration of stay and period of validity of a visa? Can I extend the duration of stay of my visa in China? Do I need a visa to Hong Kong and Macao?