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Extension of the J-1 Entry Date for International Medical Graduates to Qualify for "Conrad 30" Waiver

USCIS reminds customers that Public Law 111-9, signed by President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the date until Sept. 30, 2009 by which international medical graduates have to have been granted J-1 nonimmigrant status in order to later qualify for the "Conrad 30" program. Before this latest extension was granted, the most recent sunset date for qualifying J-1 admission was March 6, 2009.

Agency: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 

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We have won several cases on extreme and exceptional hardship grounds in addition to the more routine J-1 waivers.  We have also processed several J-1 changes of MUA location matters for physicians.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

J Visa Services and Fees

J-1 VISA WAIVER (Conrad State 30, Extreme Hardship, No Objection)

The fee schedule for J visa (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:

1.   Legal fees (for our Office): $3,200 payable at the commencement of the case
2.   Filing fees (to the USCIS)
  Form DS 3035:   $215
  Form I-612:   $585
3.   Federal Express Expenses: approx. $100


Nonimmigrant Visas: 

Fulfilling J-1 HRR in installments - not possible

I have been issued F1 and I fulfilled only 1 year of my previous J1 HRR. It was not difficult to get it once you show all the funding documents from school. I have another question though. I am on a PhD program now. If I decide to stay in my home country for 3-months periods several times - can I fulfill my second year of HRR in that way? The question is does it have to be consequent or I can split it like this?

You cannot do that as far as I know. The HRR has to be in one solid 2-year chunk. Brief absences - a week or two may be permitted but should be made up by spending that much extra time in your home country.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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