J-1 Visa

WRD (Waiver Review Division) and Waiver Application Issues

Certain exchange visitors (J-1) are subject to a two-year home-country physical presence requirement which requires you to return to your home country for at least two years at the end of your exchange visitor program. This is also known as the foreign residence requirement under U.S. law, Immigration and Nationality Act, section 212(e).

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOS Publishes QAs On New Regulations For J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel

New Regulations for J-1 Visa - Summer Work Travel
Taken Question Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC

 

Q: Please provide details on the specific aspects of the new regulations for J-1 visas. What is the intention of these new regulations? Are we confident that these new regulations will protect recipients from abuse?

A: The Summer Work Travel (SWT) program has provided thousands of international college and university students an opportunity to visit the United States and experience the American people and culture firsthand.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

Guestbook Entry for Hamisu, United States

Name: 
Hamisu
Profession/Occupation: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
State: 
Salihu
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Mr. Khanna is the best attorney I have so far met, and believe me as a physician I have met tons of them. Mr. Khanna knows his area of expertise (immigration) so well that at the end of the 15 minutes discussion I had with him, I knew he was my best option. Of utmost importance is the follow-up, which the staff of Mr. Khanna have mastered so well. As long as Mr Khanna is in business, he will henceforth take care of all my issues relating to immigration. Without permnission from Mr. Khanna, I have already started recommending him to my colleagues. Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

DOS Publishes Revised J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Skills List

Reference Document: STATE 057336, 06/09

TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS

1.  The revised 2009 J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Skills List was published in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 82) on April 30, 2009.

2.  The new Skills List is effective on June 28, 2009.

Agency: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 

Guestbook Entry for N N, United States

Name: 
N N
State: 
NY
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team including Ms Baker, Mr Khanna amd Ms Waddell for their excellent and prompt efforts in helping me transfer out of a J1 waiver job. The team was excellent to work with and treated me with respect and was very professional. The approval came in within 2 weeks without any RFE's.
The chances of approval were poor due to lack of consent from the primary state, but the team achieved nothing less than a miracle. Cheers!!! and Congratulations!!!! God Bless you!.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  October 17, 2019

FAQ:  Filing I-485 through a new employer, if the old priority date gets current || Compelling Circumstances EAD || Converting from H-1B to H-4 and back again ||  How long is an I-140 approval valid? 

OTHER:  Public charge issues || L-1A, EB-1C issues correlation with H-1B || Expunged criminal conviction and naturalization || Changings jobs after getting green card || H-4 EAD || Traveling while Supplement J is pending || SOW MSA for H-1B || Reapplying after a denied H-1B || J-1 HRR || Changing employers while I-140 is pending || Public Charge || H-1B for a higher job || Buying health insurance. etc.

Successful J-1 waiver

Country: 
United States

I consulted some lawyers on how to waive my 2 years residency, I wasn't able to finish my program or even meet the 2/3 rule. Me and my husband are so hopeless and don't know what to do, only thing that we know is through Hardship Waiver. And then God sent an angel.

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