What are the steps involved in the J-1 visa waiver process?

The J-1 visa waiver process is designed for individuals who are subject to the two-year home-country residence requirement but wish to waive it for various reasons. The process typically involves obtaining a recommendation from a designated state department of health or a federal agency, such as the Conrad 30 program for medical professionals. After receiving a waiver recommendation, applicants must submit Form DS-3035 to the Department of State’s Waiver Review Division and comply with any additional requirements specific to their waiver basis. Once the waiver is approved, individuals can proceed with adjusting their immigration status or applying for another visa category.

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