Waiver of the J Visa Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement, 212(e)

  • Complete Online DS-3035 Application  Complete and print your J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application (DS-3035) or Advisory Opinion online. This is the recommended application method, processing times are reduced and data accuracy is increased. Completing the application online will also reserve a case file number for your application and generate a bar coded data sheet which is required by some embassies in order to process a No Objection Statement.
    NOTE: Please include the barcode when you mail in payment, with the original printed copy of your completed online application.
  • Notify us of your change of address by clicking Change of Address
  • Check Your Case Status  

Notice: There may be delays due to security checks. Please be advised that all J-1 visa waiver recommendation applications are subject to security checks prior to the Department of State issuing its recommendation to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security. This may cause delays in processing times.