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Hello, this is Jerry Gerritsen Tabia Law. Just happy to see everybody today. Let me remind you to go ahead and if you like this video, like it, and click on the notifications. Hello Bell up there and subscribe also. And so you can see future. Interesting law subjects information about the immigration law.
So let me talk about today critical information you need to know about the J one waiver.
Hello everybody. I’m Jerry Garrettson Tabia Law. Happy to see you today. We’re gonna be talking about the J one. Now, what are we talking about? A waiver instead of just the J one? Because the J one itself is a pretty straightforward situation visa where you don’t really need an attorney. Generally, you just you get with a, a host and an employer or a family and they kind of take it from there and, and you fill out the paperwork and come over on a J one Visa for a certain amount of time.
Sometimes it’s a couple months, sometimes it could. Longer, a year or so. It’s just a way for folks to come into this country. Now, originally it was set up as a cultural exchange. So people come here and they learn and, and get benefited by our culture. And we learn from them as a person wh from wherever country they’re from and, and their culture.
And so it as a way for countries to gain and learn from each. And peoples, and it’s a good idea. However, there’s loopholes where over the years, employers have just taken it to hire people and I guess there’s still kind of a cultural exchange going on, but mainly it’s companies getting around the H one B and getting around the H two B and, and just kidding people here to work.
So that’s a whole different story. We’re not talking about that today. Today we’re talking about the waiver. The waiver is oftentimes, These, oftentimes the J one has a two year home requirement. In other words, you come here for whatever time you come here, and then you’re, you have to go home back to your home country for at least two years and then you can return after that.
But the idea behind the two home or the two year home requirement is we want you to bring back whatever you learned to this country you, we sent you to the United States to be culturally enriched. And now when that visa is up, we want you to come home now and share that richness, share that cultural experience with us, and bless this country, the country that we sent you.
And, and that’s a whole idea. So that’s why you got the two year requirement. Now somebody comes here, they don’t wanna go home. They love it here. They wanna stay , okay? They wanna get married. If they have this two year requirement, they can’t get married right away. They can’t adjust their status. This government will not let them.
They’d have to go home first, do their two year residency at home, and then come back and get married or whatever. How can I wave the two year requirement? So that’s a J one waiver. Quickly before I get started, if you like this video, go ahead and like it. If you wanna subscribe, please subscribe now and to hit the low bell on top and you’ll be notified about.
Videos. The first thing you need to do with the J one waiver is to see if you’re even required to go back for two years. Not every J one is required to go back for two years. You don’t have that requirement. A lot of ’em don’t. So you have to look and look at your visa, look at your paperwork, see if you even have that requirement.
If now here’s the, here’s the three items that you’re looking at. You’re looking at if your program was funded by the government, okay? Then it’s. You probably have a two year requirement. If it was a private party that funded it, then probably not. If you have a specialized skill, here we go. Then you go to the skills list and there’s a whole bunch of different skills.
They have o on there, they have different codes for it, and you find your country and then see your code, see if your code’s on there. If your code’s on there, then yeah, you gotta go back for two years. If your code’s not on there, then you’re not even under the two. So here’s the critical thing to know about the J one waiver.
Are you on the list? Are you required to go back for two years? Oftentimes you’re not. Okay. That’s the first thing. Second thing, if you are, there are ways to get around that. These are the ways to wave it, okay? Whether it’s the no objection statement, would you get that from your country saying that we don’t object For you to waive this to your requirement.
If you can get a letter from your country saying that, then you’re done. You don’t have to, you can waive it. There’s other, other situations, persecution, if you’re being persecuted from that country. Other things that you can waive it. Let me see. You can request an interested US federal government.
That’d be detrimental. If you had to go back for two years, then you couldn’t be here. Claim exceptional hardship if you. If you have family here, whatever, if you left, then it’d be extremely hard on them. And there’s different ways of doing that. So here’s the key takeaway today. Make sure that you even have the two year requirement, cuz you may not, and then you don’t have to worry about waivers.
You, you’re, you’re not required to go back. Okay? I’m gonna read my verses for the day. We are on Genesis two. The Bible says, but there went up and mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. Thank you so much. We’ll see you guys next.