Cultural Exchange Program + Academic Exchange Program
After you have received Form DS-2019, you may proceed with making your visa appointment.
Cultural Representative Program
You will receive the I-797 Visa Approval Notice on your Dashboard about 4-6 weeks before your arrival date. Once the I-797 Visa Approval Notice is received, you can make your visa appointment. Please do not make the visa appointment until the approval notice is received. You will receive an e-mail once the I-797 has been placed on your Dashboard.
If you are a Canadian passport holder, please view this article for additional information: What are the visa instructions for Canadian passport holders?