12 Month USA - Eligibility

1 Year Grad Visa USA

2021 Graduates Register Your Interest here





  • Irish Passport Holder
  • Over 18 Years of Age
  • 2020 Final Years should enter the US within 12 months of the conferring date indicated on the scroll/certificate
  • It’s important to note that the date on the degree/certificate is the qualifying within 12 months date.  The J-1 IWT participant must begin the program ie have been processed and entered the U.S. before the cut off date stated on the degree/certificate. 
  • Masters Graduates must enter within 12 months from the date of submission of your dissertation.
12 Month Visa - Work and Travel USA

Legally you may enter the US up to 30 days prior to the start date on your work authorisation document and you can also stay in the US for up to 30 days after the date of visa expiry. In order to facilitate this duration of more than 1 year , we offer one way flights ( as return tickets are not bookable in excess of 12 months)

  • Flights:

    Our pricing includes one way flight to Boston and New York only Price differences to other destinations vary depending on time of travel and availability. As a rule of thumb, return tickets cost from an additional €200 depending on destination. Flights must be purchased through Workandtravel.ie as part of the programme. If purchasing a one way flight please note your insurance MUST be valid for longer than 12 months duration.
  • Insurance:

    Insurance is a mandatory requirement of the programme and it is your responsibility to ensure you have booked the relevant insurance policy. Failure to obtain/ submit an appropriate policy will render you ineligible for the programme and sponsorship may be withdrawn at any stage. Workandtravel.ie are not responsible for your insurance and its cover.
  • Site Visit:

    Site visits are required only for participants interning with a host company that has
    A turnover of less than €3 million
    A full time staff of less than 25
    Has never hosted an international intern previously
  • Proof of Financial Status:

    For your US Embassy/Consulate interview, you must submit a recent bank statement (within 90 days of your interview date) to confirm that you have access to at least $2000 (or euro equivalent) upon arrival in the US. It must be an original copy with your full name and address thereon. Be sure to allow sufficient time to order this from your bank in advance of your interview. Regulation also requires that you be in possession of at least $2000 when entering the US. For prudence sake you should also take account of the cost of living and getting established in the city you are travelling to.