Order the DS-2019 form / the procedure


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DS-2019 information


Pay the processing fee of Euro 60,- (or US$ 70).

*Before making any payments please see the important note "Inappropriate applications" further down.

Note: without receiving the processing fee we cannot edit your DS-2019 form application!

Methods to effect the payment of the DS-2019 form processing fee.

We prefer the payment of the processing fee of Euro 60,- by PayPal.

Wire Euro 60,- to our bank account and add eventual bank charges.

Beneficiary: Interswop GmbH
Bank: Deutsche Bank Hamburg
IBAN: DE78 200 700 240 360 857 700

Purpose of use: DS2019 Form Application + "Your Name"

After your payment please send us an email to info@interswop.com informing us about your money transfer and if you can add a scan of the money transfer proof.
Alternatively take a picture with your smartphone and send it by Whatsapp to +49-170-4108028.
Send the processing fee of Euro 60,- (or US$ 70 or equivalent in local currency) by WESTERN UNION to

Marion Martha Priess
Bogenstrasse 54 a
D-20144 Hamburg, Germany

After your payment please send us by email the Western Union Transaction Code, the name of the sender, the city from which you made the payment and the exact amount and currency sent.
Or scan the Western Union form and send us the payment proof to info@interswop.com
Alternatively take a picture with your smartphone and sent it by Whatsapp to +49-170-4108028
If you cannot make the payment by PayPal, bank transfer or Western Union you could also send Euro 60,- (or US$ 70) by cash in an envelope via postal mail to:

Interswop GmbH
Bogenstrasse 54 a
D-20144 Hamburg

Please add your personal data like name, address, phone and email.
Don´t forget a return to sender address on the envelope in the case the postal mail cannot be delivered.
A certified mail is safer! Please be aware that we don´t take responsibility if the postal mail / money will not arrive safely, get lost or stolen.
After sending cash please inform us by email to info@interswop.com that your postal mail is on the way to us.


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Processing your application and issuing the DS-2019 form.

As soon as InterSwop receives your DS-2019 form application and the processing fee of Euro 60,- (or US$ 70 or equivalent in other currency) we will assign a suitable US visa sponsor and your DS-2019 application will be forwarded to this visa sponsor.

We will inform you about the assigned visa sponsor and you will receive by email within the following 48-72 hours information about the next steps to issue the DS-2019 form, also how and when you have to pay the USD 700/750/950/1150 issuing fee.

The DS-2019 form will be issued in the USA. This lasts about 30-45 days depending on the postal mail duration and how soon you or your host company in the US could provide all necessary documents.

Generally you need to provide a CV in English, one reference letter in English, information about the insurance during your stay in the US. And your host company needs to provide a training plan (DS-7002).
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.

Once you received your DS-2019 form you can apply for the J1 visa at the nearest US consulate/embassy. You have to 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. You should apply for a personal appointment at the US consulate/embassy by time! The visa issue will last about approx. another 2 weeks.

You should initiate the whole DS-2019 and J1-visa procedure by time. The best would be with a lead time of about 3 month before planned arrival at the USA. Unfortunately many applicants are applying very late and also booked 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 DS-2019 form applications (e.g. DS-2019 form for high school, au-pair, camp counselor, summer camps, not eligible professional areas, non-fulfillment of basic requirements, notice that DS-2019 form cannot issued temporarily or applications cannot processed) we will refund only 50% of the processing fee.
Inappropriate applications and payments cause of lot of work and costs. Please avoid inappropriate applications.
If you have any doubts about your eligibility please contact us before making any payments.

Any questions left?

Please feel free to ask us!
Phone 0049-40-410 80 28
Phone +49-170-4108028
Whatsapp +49-170-4108028