Order the DS-2019 form / the procedure

1. Download the DS-2019 information and the DS-2019 order form here:

DS-2019 information
DS-2019 order form

2. Pay the processing fee by one of the listed payment methods (cash, PayPal or Western Union) and send the DS-2019 order form as followed or apply online:

Option A) Please send the completed and signed DS-2019 order form with the processing fee of Euro 60,- (cash enclosed in the envelop) to:

InterSwop Auslandsaufenthalte
-DS2019 Section-
Osterstrasse 42
D-20259 Hamburg, Germany

*Before applying please see the important note "Inappropriate applications" further down.
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Option B) First, pay the processing fee of Euro 60,- (online) by credit card via PayPal and then apply online for the DS-2019 form.

*Before applying please see the important note "Inappropriate applications" further down.

Here ONLINE APPLICATION


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If you cannot submit the online application or if you do not want to tranfer your data online, then alternatively send, fax or email the (scanned) DS-2019 order form completed and signed to:

Postal mail:

InterSwop Auslandsaufenthalte
-DS2019 Section-
Osterstrasse 42
D-20259 Hamburg
Germany

Fax: 0049 - 40 - 410 80 29

Email: customerservice@interswop.de
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Option C) First, send the processing fee of Euro 60,- (or equivalent in local currency) by WESTERN UNION to
Marion Priess
Osterstrasse 42
D-20259 Hamburg, Germany


- then email us the Western Union Transaction Code, the name of the sender, the city from which you made the payment and the exact amount and currency sent

- and then apply online for the DS-2019 form

*Before applying please see the important note "Inappropriate applications" further down.

Here ONLINE APPLICATION


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If you cannot submit the online application or if you do not want to tranfer your data online, then alternatively send, fax or email the (scanned) DS-2019 order form completed and signed to:

Postal mail:

InterSwop Auslandsaufenthalte
-DS2019 Section-
Osterstrasse 42
D-20259 Hamburg
Germany

Fax: 0049 - 40 - 410 80 29

Email: customerservice@interswop.de
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As soon as InterSwop will receive the DS-2019 order form and the processing fee of Euro 60,- (or equivalent in other currency) in cash or online with PayPal or by money transfer with Western Union, your DS-2019 application will be forwarded to the USA on the same day.

You will be informed within the next 48-72 hours by email from the USA about the next steps to issue the DS-2019 form, also how and when you have to pay the USD 750/950/1150 issuing fee.

The DS-2019 form will be issued in the USA. This lasts about 30-45 days depending on the postal mail duration and how soon you or your host company in the US could provide all necessary data.

Generally you need to provide a CV in English, one reference letter in English, information about the insurance during your stay in the US. And your host company needs to provide a training plan (DS-7002). You and your host company will receive detail information about these items by email.

You (the applicant) receives his DS-2019 form via UPS or FedEx or other postal service.

Once you received your DS-2019 form you can apply for the J1 visa at the nearest US consulate/embassy. You have to go personally to the US Embassy and you have to get an appointment beforehand. The next available appointment could be in several weeks ahead. You should apply for a personal appointment at the US consulate/embassy by time! The visa issue will last about approx. another 2 weeks.

You should initiate the whole DS-2019 and J1-visa procedure by time. The best would be with a lead time of about 3 month before planned departure to the USA. Unfortunately many applicants are applying very late and also booked a flight to the US without having ensured to obtain the J1-visa by time.

Any questions left? Please feel free to ask us!
info@interswop.com
Phone 0049-40-410 80 28

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*Important note "Inappropriate applications"

Inappropriate applications with forwarded processing fee payments.
In case of unrequested processing fee payments (e.g. via PayPal) and inappropriate DS-2019 form applications  (e.g. DS-2019 form for high school or au-pair, not eligible professional areas, non-fulfillment of basic requirements, notice that DS-2019 form cannot issued temporarily or applications cannot processed) we will refund only 50% of the processing fee. Inappropriate applications and payments cause of lot of work and costs. Please avoid inappropriate applications. If you have any doubts about your eligibility please contact us before making any payments.