I completed my exchange year at 2013 and came back to my home-country. After about two month I moved to another country and spent only summers (2month) each year at my home country, approximately (320days). Now I got married to us citizen my husband applying for spouse visa. Do I have to go back to fulfill the requirement of j-1
One has to fulfill 2 -year residency requirement in their home country. Most likely, you will have to show that. You should consult with an attorney.
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The two-year requirement needs to be fulfilled by staying in the country designated on form DS-2019.
Carl Shusterman (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) has 40+ years of experience practicing immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified before the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee as an expert witness. He was featured in the February 2018 issue of SuperLawyers magazine. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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