The hugely popular and unique 1-Year US Graduate Visa Programme is under threat for 2018, USIT has learned.
Whilst the USIT programme is a specific bilateral agreement between Ireland and the US, it falls under the” J” category of visa regulations. These visas are all up for review, leaving considerable doubt around whether the option will be available at all in 2018.
However, anyone availing of the current 2017 allocation will be safe ( ie getting the visa before Dec 31st 2017 allowing you to stay in US for 12 months duration) so we would urge those on the fence thinking of availing of the opportunity to be safe not sorry and avail of this fabulous programme while it exists.
The decision will naturally have an enormous and fundamental on impact upon recently graduated Irish students in 2017 who, like many of them before, have been dreaming about a supercharged start to their careers while exploring one of the world’s most fascinating, diverse and astounding countries.
For all recent graduates who hold an interest in pursuing this incredible opportunity, the window may be closing fast. As a result, we strongly advise you to submit an application and make your travel arrangements prior to the 31st December 2017.
Over the past eight years, thousands of Irish graduates have found huge success and growth both professionally and personally such as Erika, Tom, Eleanor, David, and Daragh. For those inspired to follow in their footsteps, the time to take action is now. Particularly with less than 100 visas remaining in the 2017 allocation.
For more information please visit our dedicated Graduate Visa website, email our program coordinator Melanie.Young@usit.ie, call us on (01) 601 1747 or drop into our of our stores nationwide.