DS 2019 form for self-arranged internship


Easy, fast and cheap!

You have arranged an internship in the USA by yourself? Now you like to apply for the J1 visa to enter the US? And the only thing you need is the necessary DS-2019 form? Certainly, here you are at the right place!

To apply for the J1-Visa for the USA the DS 2019 form is required!

This DS-2019 form can be issued only by a few authorized organizations in the US. The so-called visa sponsors. Therefore InterSwop offers the service helping to issue this DS-2019 form. And the support to apply for the visa by assigning the right visa sponsor.

Circle of persons:

The visa support service points to persons who already organized themselves an internship position. Likewise an apprenticeship or training position in the US. After that they like to apply for the J1-Visa. Firstly, a written acceptance confirmation from the host company is required. Similarly from the training or study post. In addition, information about the company, content and duration of the training. On the other hand, your nationality does not matter! Therefore, our service is open to any nationalities all around the world!

Professional, study and apprenticeship fields, which can apply for a DS-2019 form:

Information Media and Communications
Management, Business, Commerce, Finance
Hospitality and Hotel Management
The Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Industrial Occupations
Architecture and Civil Engineering
Public Administration and Law
Arts & Culture
Education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Animal Health etc.
Students currently enrolled in a certificate granting post-secondary education program. For example in an university or polytechnic for at least one semester (Interns)
Graduates from a certificate granting post-secondary education institution. And beginning their internship within 12 month after graduation (Interns)
Graduates from a certificate granting post-secondary education institution. And with at least one year of professional experience outside the USA (Trainees)
Persons who like to do a thesis or PhD within a company during their internship/training
Persons who already done an internship in the US. And entered with a J1 visa previously (under certain circumstances)


The following fields cannot apply for a DS2019 form through Interswop:

Au pairs, domestic work, babysitting or housekeeping etc.
Medical interns or anything involving hands-on therapy. Counseling and administrating medical treatment. Or making diagnoses of medical, psychiatric or psychologic patients
Crew members on ships or airplanes, pilots
High school leaver for pre-study internships which are not yet enrolled in a university. You must study at least one semester

Detailed list of possible professional fields

Detailed list of study / professional fields for which a DS2019 form could be issued. And for which fields no DS-2019 form can be issued.

Frequently asked questions about the DS-2019 form

FAQs (frequently asked questions) ref. DS-2019 form

Service fees

Downloading the DS-2019 information: free of charge
Processing fee of the DS2019 application: US$ 49

Issuing the DS-2019 form:

  • US$ 750 for internships from 1 to 3 month of duration
  • US$ 795 for internships from 4 to 6 month of duration
  • US$ 995 for internships from 7 to 12 month of duration
  • US$ 825 for trainings from 1 to 3 month of duration
  • US$ 870 for trainings from 3 to 6 month of duration
  • US$ 1.070 for trainings from 6 to 12 month of duration
  • US$ 1.270 for trainings from 12 to 18 month of duration

How to proceed?

Just 3 easy steps to get your DS-2019 form: Read, Apply Online and Pay the Processing Fee!

1   Download , read and understand the DS-2019 information

2   Apply online / Fill in the Online Application

3   Pay the Processing Fee of US$ 49

Stripe Payment

After filling out the application form, please pay the processing fee of US $ 49.
*Before making any payments, please see the important note “Inappropriate applications” further down.

In short, without receiving the processing fee we cannot edit your DS-2019 form application!

Payment methods

+ PayPal: We prefer the payment of the processing fee of US$ 50 by PayPal. With PayPal you can use your credit card.

+ Credit and Debit Cards via Stripe

+ Bank Transfer: If you prefer a bank transfer we will send you our bank details. Good for payments within the EU. However, from overseas you have to add bank transfer fees and it lasts a couple of days.

+ Western Union: Only in exceptional cases if you cannot pay by PayPal or bank transfer.

+ Send cash: Certainly, you can send US$ 50 in cash in an envelope to our office, but this is unsafe and your payment may be lost!

Apply / Order the DS-2019 form now!

Processing your application and issuing the DS-2019 form.

As soon as InterSwop receives your DS-2019 form application and the processing fee we will assign a suitable US visa sponsor. Your DS-2019 application will be forwarded to this visa sponsor.

Subsequently, we will inform you about the assigned visa sponsor. And you will receive by email within 48-72 hours information about the next steps to issue the DS-2019 form. Secondly, how and when you have to pay the USD 750-1.270 issuing fee. Depending on the internship or training and duration, see list of fees above.

Most importantly the DS-2019 form will be issued in the USA. This lasts about 30-45 days depending on the postal mail duration. Further how soon you or your host company in the US could provide all necessary documents.
Usually you need to provide a CV in English and one reference letter. Also, information about the insurance during your stay in the US. Moreover your host company needs to provide a training plan (DS-7002).
Above all, you and your host company will receive detail information about these items by email.

You (the applicant) will receive the DS-2019 form via UPS, FedEx or other postal service to your home address.

Apply the J1 visa at the nearest US consulate

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

As a result you should initiate the whole DS-2019 and J1-visa procedure by time. The best would be with a lead time of about 3 months before planned arrival at the USA. Unfortunately, many applicants are applying very late and booking a flight to the US without having ensured to obtain the J1-visa by time.


*Important note “Inappropriate applications”

Inappropriate applications with forwarded processing fee payments.
In case of unrequested processing fee payments (e.g. via PayPal) and inappropriate DS2019 form applications we will refund only 50% of the processing fee. Examples: DS-2019 form for high school, au-pair, camp counselor, summer camps, not eligible professional areas, non-fulfillment of basic requirements, notice that the form cannot issued temporarily or applications cannot processed.
Consequently inappropriate applications and payments cause of lot of work and costs. So, please avoid inappropriate applications.
If you have any doubts about your eligibility, please contact us before making any payments.



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