Will application for waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement hurt my J-1 visa status?
The waiver application process alerts U.S. authorities that you're trying to stay in the U.S. permanently, which could jeopardize your valid J-1 status.
I’m in the U.S. as an exchange scholar on a J-1 visa, but have recently married a U.S. citizen. I’m subject to the two-year foreign residency rule and would like to apply for a waiver so I can remain in the U.S. and apply for a green card. Will my waiver application affect my current J-1 status?