JIPT actively promotes practical training exchange programs directed at business professionals who work on an international level. These programs cultivate their development, deepen mutual understanding, and help them grow into leaders capable of working in a globalized business environment.
JIPT proceeds with applications based on the following J-1 Visa Regulations:
New eligibility requirements for applicants of a J-1 Trainee visa:
Must have a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution outside the United States AND at least one (1) year of prior related work experience in applicant's occupational field outside the United States; OR
Must have five (5) years of work experience in applicant's occupational field outside of the United States.
New eligibility requirements for applicants of a J-1 Intern visa:
Must be currently enrolled in a degree- or certificate-pursuing program in a post-secondary academic institution outside of the United States; OR
Must have graduated from such an institution no more than twelve (12) months prior to the start of the exchange visitor program.
After the full application has been submitted to Cultural Vistas:
Services provided to applicants:
JIPT eligibility requirements for applicants:
JIPT reviews applications to make sure that the aforementioned documents are properly competed and submitted, and that all application fees are paid in full.
* Refunds made after the DS-2019 has been issued will be processed only when the DS-2019 form is returned to JIPT. All refund requests must be received in writing within thirty (30) days of the program start date. No refunds are available after applicant obtains a J-1 visa or if applicant is unable to return the DS-2019 form (if applicable). Refunds will be sent only to the party who paid the application fees. JIPT reserves the right to withhold additional monies or refuse a refund request for any reason.
-August 1, 2011-
All Japanese applicants interested in applying for the Cultural Vistas Train USA Program are to first contact JIPT in Tokyo. JIPT is the Japanese global partner of Cultural Vistas, the only organization that can issue a DS-2019 as a legal sponsor for participants in the Train USA Program. Thereby agencies or other third parties (hereinafter referred to as "Agencies") dealing with visa application procedures on behalf of Japanese applicants should follow the procedures stipulated below. (Such agencies include, but are not limited to: attorney's offices, travel agencies, training institutes [including language centers/schools], service agencies for study and employment abroad, etc.)
JIPT takes application procedures directly from applicants or dispatching companies/organizations (altogether hereinafter referred to as "Companies"). The application fee is one hundred seventy-two thousand eight hundred Japanese yen, JPY 172,800 (tax included), and, if this is the first time an application is submitted through JIPT, an additional ten thousand eight hundred Japanese yen, JPY 10,800 (tax included), for the registration fee is also due. (These fees are subject to change.) The invoice for applications will be sent directly to the companies. If a U.S. employer pays the application fee, the remittance should be made via bank transfer, in Japanese yen, to the JIPT designated bank account. (Any transfer fees are to be paid by the U.S. employer.)