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:

https://www.uscis.gov/laws-and-policy/legislation/immigration-and-nationality-act

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/exchange/waiver-of-the-exchange-visitor/eligibility.html


See CFO - No Objection Application here: 

https://evpcommittee.ph/programs-and-services/no-objection-statement-nos-application




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2 comments:

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

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

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