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J1 change of status to J2

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Hi,

I'm looking for information for a friend of mine. She came in the US with the Fullbright program under a J1. Her boyfriend came with the same program, but a year later. In case they get married here, is she able to switch to J2 (considering she will be the spouse of the J1 holder) and extend her stay in the US?

She also has a 2-years home residence requirement, so she would need to apply to the waiver.

Thanks a lot


2007: Buenos Aires

2008: New York

2009: New York, Paris

03/12/2010: Came to Chicago under J1

09/14/2010: Got married!

09/16/2010: Sent AOS application, I-130, I-131 and I-765

09/24/2010: NOA1

09/27/2010: I-485 touched

11/18/2010: I-131 approved

11/19/2010: Biometrics

02/09/2011: Green Card interview

Mid Feb 2011: Green Card received!

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