1. Fill in the registration form and schedule an interview with us. We can interview you in our office or via phone/Skype. If you are not available for the interview on the date of application, we can schedule it for a different day.
  2. WAT Program Agreement, registration fee payment. The participants who sign up online, need to send a copy of the signed agreement to The candidates must pay the registration fee upon signing the agreement. If you do not have a valid passport while registering for the program, please apply for a new one immediately and submit a copy within one month of signing the agreement.
  3. 1st installment (USD 200) is paid according to the payment schedule, specified in the agreement (the standard payment period is 30 days).
  4. Submitting documents, interview with employer, 2nd installment. The program application and other documents must be submitted within the period specified in the agreement.
    A full-placed participant selects one of the WAT offers from the website and attends an interview with the employer (Road Show in Poland or virtual events). The 2nd installment must be paid within 3 days of receiving the job offer form (not selecting the offer). A self-placed participant submits a job offer within the period specified in the agreement and the 2nd installment is paid within 3 days of accepting the job offer.
  5. Flight ticket. We can find a ticket for you but you are also free to purchase the ticket on your own. From January to March, airlines offer the best deals and connections, so it is worth to think about the ticket earlier.
  6. Verification of the documents, issuing a DS-2019 form. The documents are submitted by participants and TBW forwards them to the sponsor and pays for the program. After accepting the documents and verifying the employer, the sponsor issues a DS-2019 form which is necessary to apply for a J-1 visa.
  7. Visa process. After receiving a DS-2019 form, participants complete a visa application, with the help of TBW, and pay the visa fee to the U.S. Embassy’s account. TBW submits the documents to the embassy or the consulate and schedules a visa interview. We inform you about the interview date in advance and provide you with full support during the interview. J-1 visa interviews start in March and last until June. The interview date depends on the date of your interview with the employer and departure date. We cannot schedule the interview, if
    a participant does not submit the required documents or does not pay the program fees.
  8. Departure to the U.S.!