Required Documents

  • Confirmation page of the DS-160 application form please ensure that you select the U.S. Embassy Dublin as the location of your visa application, and select the correct visa category: J-1 exchange visitor
  • Your valid passport or travel document Your passport or travel document must be valid for at least six months beyond your stay in the United States and contain at least one blank page. The six-month requirement does not apply to Irish passports. For other nationalities, please click here. (PDF – 74.5 KB).  If your passport is damaged, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before applying for the visa to avoid any delay in the processing of your application
  • One 5 x 5 cm color photograph taken within the last six months: If you have successfully uploaded a photograph to the DS-160 application form, you are not required to bring an additional photograph to your visa appointment.  If there are any issues with the uploaded photograph, however, you will be required to provide a new one which may delay the processing of your application
  • Form DS-2019 – Certificate of Eligibility (issued to you by your sponsor)
  • SEVIS receipt – Fee payment $35.00
  • Letter from college confirming student status
  • Final year students should be prepared to show evidence that they intend to depart the United States following the end of their program