J visas, also known as exchange visitor visas, often are attached with the condition that a person resides outside of the United States for 2 years following the expiration of their visa. There are 5 different waivers available to people who wish to avoid the 2 year foreign residency requirement of the J visa.
- Possible persecution if the applicant was to return to their home country.
- Extreme hardship to the applicant’s US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or child.
- No-objection waiver from the applicant’s home country.
- Request by a U.S. Federal Executive Agency.
- International Medical Graduate who is going to serve in a federally designated underserved area.
Schedule an appointment with our office so that we can discuss the best waiver in your case.