J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa available to aliens that fall under the designation of “Exchange Visitor”. Certain types of J-1 exchange visitors require that the alien return to his/her home country or country of last permanent residence for a period of two years after the completion of the J-1 status.
“No Objection” Letter from foreign government or consulate;
Interested Government Agency Request (IGA)
Threat of Persecution
Extreme Hardship to a U.S. citizen family member ; or
Designated State Health Agency Request for full-time medical doctors