All About Securing a WAIVER

There are different ways to apply for a waiver. 

But, why apply for a WAIVER?
After the J1 visa program, you have to go home for 2 years before you can apply for another J1 program again. You want a waiver because it will give you permission to apply for H1b or green card. But without a sponsor of "another visa", waiver is useless, you still go home when your visa expires.

There are currently five bases for applying for a waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement, namely:

1) "No-Objection Statement" (NOS) from the Home Country 

2) Interest of a U.S. Government (USG) Agency - The Government agency (your school district) has the ability to request the waiver by suggesting that the applicant’s return to their home country would be detrimental to agency projects/work. -

3) Fear of Persecution - If you fear being persecuted based on your race, religion, or political opinion if you return to your home country, you may apply for a persecution waiver. -

4) Exceptional Hardship - To qualify under exceptional hardship, the applicant would have to be  inflicting difficulties on the U.S. spouse’s career, home-country conditions, income contribution of each spouse, discrimination, and educational opportunities. Economic or extreme psychological hardship, loss of health opportunities and loss of employment resulting in hardship -

5) The Conrad State 30-  This waiver option is called the State 30 Program because it is limited to 30 foreign medical graduate waivers per state per year.

Reasons for Denial:


Information about the WAIVER from the visa sponsor:

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much ma'am Gemma for all you've shared ideas regarding waiver in J1 God's perfect time am very much interested in this program.


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