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Green card procedure for J1 visa

Hi

I am currently on a J1 Visa and would like to apply for a Green card. I heard the procedure is different for J1 holder. Can you tell me what is the procedure for green card application?

Thanks

Kishore

One Response to Green card procedure for J1 visa

  • GCforPhD says:

    Hi

    Most countries have a two-year home residency requirement. If your country has one, you would need to obtain a waiver by filling out form DS-3035. Before this you would need to get a no-objection certificate from your home country. You can find instructions on obtaining a waiver from the following USCIS web site.

    Rest of the green card application is the same. You would first apply i-140, permanent residency petition. Depending on priority dates for your nationality you can either concurrently or separately apply for I-485 (change of status). You can read more about the procedure at this link.

    Best wishes
    GCforPhd

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