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What is J1 2 year rule?

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My fiance was here last year on a J1 for work/travel and we got a k1 approved less that 1 year after she was here.

What is this 2 year rule?

At her interview there was no problem that she was just here on a k-1.

Just wondering.

Under Section 212.3 some J1s are subject to a Home Residency Requirement (HRR) and return to their homeland for a period of 2 years before becoming eligible to obtain permanent resident status. Oftentimes, HRR is required if the exchange visit was financed by their government, or their programme is one that their country considers in critical need. Medical training often involves HRR. There are procedures to obtain a waiver of the requirement in some cases.

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when you look at the DS 2019 there will be a box that states whether the 2 year rule applies or not. In my case the box was checked off stating that the 2 year rule does not apply to me. That is probably what your fiance's visa had checked off too.

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