J-1 Case Initiation

Thank you for your interest in the Council for Global Immigration’s J-1 Visa programs for Trainees and Interns. If you are a current CFGI member, you can start the application process by clicking the link below and completing the J-1 initiation form online. 

Once you submit this initiation form, CFGI will review and send an email to the J-1 candidate, host organization contact, and any other appropriate contacts (immigration counsel, etc.) noted on the form with the link for completing the required questionnaires and uploading the supporting documentation.

CFGI can only sponsor J-1 programs for organizations that either have an active membership or are eligible and willing to become a member.  Click the button on the right to learn more about CFGI membership.​

Please note that CFGI cannot provide any placement services and does not work with any third-party partners in conjunction with J-1 Visa programs.

Initiate J-1 Application​

NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for utilizing our online case system.  The system can support Internet Explorer 11 and higher.  Also, please ensure that Pop Up screens are enabled on your browser when completing the initiation form and subsequent questionnaires.


We can only sponsor J-1 programs for active CFGI members. 

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