July 11, 2012

Rule 212(e) - Fact vs. Fiction

As J-1 visa sponsors we are often asked which foreign nationals are subject to Rule 212(e), the dreaded 2-year home residency immigration law. Foreign nationals are subject to Rule 212(e) based on their nationality and the occupational category of their J-1 program. While there remains a considerable amount of confusion regarding the law, by far the best resource for determining who is subject to 212(e)is via the U.S. Department of State's Exchange Visitor Skills List: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_4514.html