I am Greek citizen. I did my PhD in Germany for less than 5 y.Then I went to Canada as temporary worker for one year and direct after that I entered US as J1 research scholar with a fellowship from Germany, from the German research foundation, that is not a government agency but receives german government funding. My DS-2019 and Visa depict "Not subject to 212(e). However, in the DS-2019 form I entered erroneously as permanent residency Germany, although I had left it one year before entering US. Other German fellows with the same fellowship are subject to 212(e) and I fear that when later applying for H1b I might have problem. However I fear asking for an opinion so that I do not attract attention. It seems that under german law I am not regarded perm. resident after leaving the country.