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I'm Canadian and was on a j1 visa in the states for 6 years for training. I just left the states to do further training in Canada. I've only been in Canada for a few months but I wish to go back to the states in the next few months to work under a j1 waiver position. Am I able to do this seeing as I came back to my home country for a few months? 

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It depends on whether your J1 had the 2 year home residency requirement. Check your DS 2019. 


If you have it, you need to provide more info on what you did with the J1 and why it says to have it, to figure out if you can get out of it.

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23 hours ago, stravic said:

I was on a student exchange visa (ie. physician) therefore am able to do a j1 waiver. What I need to know is if I came back to my home country for only a couple of months can I still apply for a waiver.


The waiver is to waiver the 2 years, so yes, you can apply. But physicians cannot do the "no objection" waiver so you'd have to do that a Conrad 30 waiver or an Interested Government Agency waiver. 


Being from Canada, you cannot really go for a Hardship waiver of US citizen waiver.

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