Preparing for Your USA Arrival

Arrival Checklist - Short Term Participants

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Will you be in the U.S. for less than 4 months? Are you traveling directly to the training site and not attending an orientation? Then this checklist is for you!

Arrival Checklist - Orientation Participants

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Will you be in the United States for more than 4 months? Are you attending an orientation in Minneapolis/Saint Paul before traveling to the training site? Use this checklist to plan for your arrival!

Understanding the Visa Process

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Guidelines to applying for a J-1 visa. You can only begin this process after you have received your placement packet from MAST International.

Understanding Your Immigration Documents

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Information explaining the DS-2019, DS-7002, J-1 Entry Visa, Admission Stamp, I-94, and passport requirements. 

Preparing for Your Travels

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Tips about buying airline tickets, what to pack, documents to bring, and more!

Forms and Documents

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A collection of MAST International forms and documents required both before and after USA arrival.