J1 Visa Waiver

Learn About J1 Visa Waiver Eligibility And Requirements


VisaPro’s experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents for J1 exchange visitors applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement.

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J1 Waiver Eligibility – It Is Suitable For:

Persons subject to two-year foreign residence requirement and want to change their status including:

  • Medical graduates who entered the U.S. on a J1 visa and wish to remain in the U.S. beyond the authorized time for J status
  • Foreign nationals participating in exchange programs funded by the U.S. government, foreign government or an international organization
  • Foreign nationals in exchange programs for learning skills that are in short supply in foreign national’s home country
  • J1 visa holders subject to the two-year home residency requirement
  • J1 visa holders, if complying with foreign residence requirement would impose exceptional hardship upon their spouse or children (if such spouse or child is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident)
  • J1 visa holders with a no objection certificate from their home country government
  • J1 visa holders working on projects that are of interest to a U.S. Federal Government agency, and that agency has determined that the J1 visa holder’s continued stay in the U.S. is vital to its programs
  • J1 physicians or medical doctors, with a request for waiver from a designated State Department of Health, or its equivalent

J1 Waiver Notes

  • Dependents of J1 visa holders may accept employment in the U.S. by obtaining an Employment Authorization Document.

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What VisaPro Customers Are Saying

Our applicant did indeed pass her [J-1] visa interview. She will be arriving in America later this month. DisplayCraft appreciates everything that Visa Pro have done for us. We are extremely satisfied will your efforts and I am confident that DisplayCraft will come back to Visa Pro in the future should we need to obtain a visa for another foreign employee."

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