Arriving in the USA


I-94 Card
Foreign visitors to the U.S. arriving via air or sea no longer need to complete paper Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. You can access your arrival/departure record information online:

Arrival Schedule

Please note that as a participant of the J1 Intern or Trainee Program you MUST notify IGE of your arrival to the United States. Please be prepared to provide us with your current housing address and contact phone number so that we are able to reach you at all times after your arrival.

SEVIS Activation

It is important that your arrival dates are confirmed with IGE. If you fail to notify IGE of your arrival, your SEVIS record may be canceled and you may not be able to enter the U.S. upon arrival.

During the Program

All interns and trainees must strictly follow all host company, J1 Program Sponsor, and Department of State rules & regulations. All participants are also required to submit monthly check-ins, mid-point and final evaluations.