Applying for a J1 Waiver with CFO-NOS


Let's make it clear:

The J1 visa program is only for three years plus a possible two years extension.

When you sign up with a J1 visa sponsor, you also agree to the following statements:

No change of visa status:

  • I intend to enter the U.S. for the J1 cultural exchange program only.
  • I will not seek to change my visa or apply for work visas.
  • I do not intend to abandon my permanent residence and/or citizenship in another country.

If you'd rather wait for the right time, I highly suggest you do it and aim for the H1b visa instead. It might take time, but you will reap the fruits in the long run. Read to learn more:

But life does happen.

So, a J1 waiver is possible if you want to stay in the U.S. for good.


Read more here:

BIG QUESTION: When is the best time to apply for a waiver? 

ANSWER: After the approval of your extension (4th year). Otherwise, your J1 visa sponsor will disapprove of your request for an extension because that is part of the agreement you signed up - from the very beginning. 

CFO No Objection Statement UPDATES:

  1. The application process is now open with the CFO -
  2. Is the approval guaranteed? No. 
  3. Will payment of fees and submission of documents guarantee approval? No.
  4. Will my documents be reviewed for consideration? Yes.

SHOULD YOU TAKE THE RISK AND APPLY? With a meritorious project/proposal, go for it! Otherwise, two years in the Philippines isn't bad, if you prepared for it, right?


1 comment:

  1. Ready, willing and prepared to go back home for 2 years.🙏🏻


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