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Case Number

Case numbers must be provided on recommendations for waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement that HHS forwards to the U.S. Department of State.


Any cases now pending before HHS will be required to have this case number before an approval can be forwarded.


Applicants to HHS have the option of obtaining the case number before submitting the application, or waiting to obtain the case number after HHS makes its decision. It may take up to eight weeks to obtain a case number.


U.S. Department of State Procedures

Applicant organizations can obtain a case number by following the Department of State instructions below.

  • Complete Form DS-3035: J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application (also known as the Data Sheet).
  • Send the completed Data Sheet; two self-addressed, stamped, legal-size envelopes; and a cashier’s check (personal checks are not accepted) or money order for $215 per application, payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Write on the cashier’s check or money order the following applicant information:
    • Waiver case number, if known
    • Name
    • Date and place of birth
    • Social security number


Complete instructions and additional information are available at the Department of State’s informational page: Waiver of the J Visa Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement, 212(e).


Mail the completed form and payment to:

  • By postal mail:

    U.S. Department of State
    Waiver Review Division
    PO Box 952137
    St. Louis, MO 63195-2137

  • By courier service:

    U.S. Department of State
    Waiver Review Division
    (Box 952137)
    1005 Convention Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101-1200

Last revised: June 22, 2007