What happens after favorable recommendation J-1 visa waiver?

After a favorable recommendation for a waiver is made and transmitted by the State Department to the USCIS, what is the next step? USCIS will make the final decision regarding the waiver and will contact you directly.

What does favorable recommendation mean?

Favorable recommendation means an action of a legislative committee by 645 majority vote to favorably recommend legislation.

How long does it take to get a favorable J-1 visa waiver?

6 to 8 weeks
Processing times for waiver recommendations by the Department of State, Waiver Review Division vary depending on the basis under which you request a waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement. For No Objection waiver, the processing time is 6 to 8 weeks.

How long does it take to get green card after J-1 waiver?

Processing a PERM certification typically takes 60 days for the initial recruitment, and another 6 months for the Department of Labor to make a decision on your application. You may also have to submit a Form I-140, which involves an average of 6 months of processing time as well.

Can I withdraw my J-1 waiver application?

A successful withdrawal can be checked online. Applicants can apply for another waiver application in the future if the waiver has been applied and then withdrawn. However if WRD has recommended the waiver and forwarded its recommendation to USCIS then the applicant should contact USCIS regarding the withdrawal.

What is the 2 year rule for j1?

A: J-1 holders may become subject to a two-year home residency requirement, which means that they are required to return to their home countries for two years after completion of J-1 program. If you are subject to the rule, the requirement will stay with you even if you later switch to another visa status.

Why is my J-1 waiver taking so long?

The amount of time your waiver application will take depends on the caseload of the USCIS service center that has received your petition and the type of statutory basis you are applying under. For example, an IGA waiver or a Persecution waiver may take longer than a No Objection waiver.

Can J-1 visa be converted to green card?

J-1 Waiver to Green Card Process. Technically, J-1 visa holders are not eligible for the U.S. green card. This is because the J-1 is not considered a “dual intent” visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa that allows holders to pursue a green card without jeopardizing their nonimmigrant status.

Can you apply for J-1 waiver and green card at the same time?

Visitors may submit the j1 waiver and the immigrant petition at the same time. They also need to present evidence that their intention was not to obtain permanent residence when they applied for their J-1 visas. They can submit the immigrant petitions after their waivers have been approved.

When should I apply for J1 waiver?

When should you apply for J1 visa waiver? You can apply for waiver anytime, there is no restriction as such. But it’s recommended to apply once you have received DS 2019 extension for the entire possible term (i.e. 5 years).

What are the requirements for the J1 visa?

J1 Visa Eligibility

  • J1 Program Sponsor Requirements. J1 visa applicants must have a program sponsor in order to apply for a J1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Home Residency Requirement (HRR) Some J1 visa USA programs are subject to a home residency requirement,a 2-year home country physical presence.
  • J2 Visa.
  • Overview of the J1 Programs.
  • Validity of J1 Visa.
  • Which countries have visa waiver?

    – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – Ireland – Italy – Japan

    Do I need a J-1 waiver?

    The fact that most J-1 physicians undergo clinical rather than non-clinical training, combined with the burdens of the home residence requirement, mean that most J-1 physicians will need a J-1 waiver. Further, a great many non-physician J-1 professionals will likewise need a J-1 waiver.