Inside Story: Filing of Waiver for the Two-Year Home Requirement - Results

One of our teachers in the Teach-USA group selfishly shared the results of her waiver application (to waive the two-year home rule requirement) for the J1 visa program.

She filed for a No Objection Statement (NOS) waiver with the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) last July, 2021 by virtue of having a US citizen child. 

The waiver was processed in December (CFO waited for 2/3 of the J1 visa program date range to process) and got denied in Feb, 2022.

With the help of an Atty in the Philippines, they filed for an appeal....

and got a denial letter this April, 2022.

Please take note of the CFO's job support during the fulfillment of the two-year home requirement.

Remember the CFO decisions are not one-size-fits-all. You may have a different case that could warrant a different result.

References about the two-year home rule:

See CFO - No Objection Application here:

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  1. I understand that a 2-year requirement must be followed since we are applying in an exchange program

  2. I hope they more lenient with this since life in the Philippines is a bit difficult.

  3. What is the reason of her J1 waiver?
    Married to US citizen spouse? US citizen child? Or both?


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