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All students are eagerly expecting the crucial day - the day they will find out if the longtime anticipated trip to the U.S. will become a reality. This is the day of your J1 visa interview!

Each applicant must demonstrate during the interview that he/she meets the following criteria for participation in the Work and Travel program. Failure to demonstrate one or more of these qualifications to the interviewing Consular Officer will result in a refusal.

Full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution;
Completed at least one semester of the first year of study;
Pre-placed Job offer prior to entry;
Sufficient Englih language proficiency - Participants must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English to enable them to not only carry out their job duties but also to interact effectively with law enforcement authorities and medical personnel, read rental agreements, and carry on non-work related conversations. Consular Officers evaluate English proficiency based upon the applicant's ability at the time of the interview.

Non-final year students must demonstrate that they will resume activities as a student following the program.
Final year students must show sufficient ties/plans to demonstrate to the interviewing Officer that they will return following the program.

Viking has the following tips for you, so you can be well prepared for that crucial for the whole program moment:

Be at least half an hour before the interview upfront of the U.S. Embassy in Sкоpje;
In order to pass faster through the security check at the entrance of the Consulate, bring with you only your ID card and the DS-160 Application form Confirmation page, stamped byViking, and provided by your coordinator;
Your clothes and your appearance should be appropriate for the occasion, to make a good impression;
Learn every detail of your Job offer in advance, so you can give precise and clear answers to the Consular Officer;

Remain calm and keep smiling!

Pay special attention to the following items, because you are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy while carrying:

Battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones,dggital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players;
Large sholder bags/purses -only bags that can be carried by hand will be premitted;
Bags such as travel bags, backpacks, brifcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers;
Food items;
Sealed envelopes or packages;
cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters;
Sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files;
Weapons of explosive materials of any kind.

Good Luck!



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