Hi, I’m an student from China holding an F-1 Visa for my graduate degree now and has held an J-1 Visa before for my undergraduate degree.
Both my Visa stamp and my DS2019 associates with J1 says I’m not subject to the two year rule. But someone told me that because the program code on DS2019 says 52, I’m still subject to the two year rule.
Anyone could share some insights? Thank you!
You might be subject as a Chinese national.
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In cases where it is unclear whether someone is subject to the two-year rule, the applicant should hire an attorney to request an advisory opinion from the U.S. Department of State. They'll review your file and issue a letter stating whether you are, in fact, subject to the requirement.
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