As a J-1 visa
holder with the 2-year
home country residency requirement, how can I get the 2-year home country residency
requirement waived after I marry to a U.S. Citizen?
mere act of marriage to a U.S. citizen
does not waive the 2-year residency requirements that some J-1 visa
holders are subject to. However, the "exceptional hardship" to
qualified family members may help you obtain a J-1 waiver. Usually
though, there are easier ways to obtain J-1 waivers.
The USCIS denies some J-1 waivers which are based on exceptional
hardship to family members. Better ways to obtain J-1 waivers also
include "no objection" letters for non-physicians, and "interested
government agency" sponsorship for physicians.