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Unfortunately, professional visa service providers are also affected by the massive restrictions imposed by the corona virus. For this reason we would like to inform you about our special opening hours:

You can reach us by telephone daily from 9-13 o'clock - We are regularly available by e-mail - Unfortunately, our office is still closed for visitors!

In urgent matters please contact our team via our emergency number!

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience!

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Exchange Visitor - J1

How can apply this type of visa?

This visa is for participants in organised student exchange programmes which are managed and approved by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US State Department.

You may start the application process with Visas United once you have been issued the official approval form DS2019 (Certificate of Eligibility)

Not only are we able to help you prepare your visa application but we can also transfer the SEVIS fee on your behalf, please contact us for further details.

Please DO NOT us send the original Certificate of Eligibility, we require a copy only.

Processing times

Interview slots are allocated by the Consulate in some cases you may have to wait longer than 5 days depending on availability. Please apply no latest than four weeks before you intend to travel.

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In general, the total price is calculated as follows, the Visas United service fee + consular fees.

The consulate fee is currently about € 144,00 for each person (The fees may vary depending on the rate of exchange).

Visas United processing fee is currently € 189 per person.

If we have to pay your SEVIS fee about 200 US-Dollar.

The return postage is not included in the consulate fee (+ € 20).



The company Visas United is an Agency that charges a fee to prepare your Visa application. Our company neither belongs to an Embassy, Consulate or any other official government department.

You can also apply for a visa independently. In which case you will be required to pay the consular fees to the consulate. Information about the respective consular fees and further information on independent applications can be found on the official website of the US Embassy.