My wife and I hold J-1 visas. We are planning to apply for a waiver, but a little confused. Could you please inform us whether one of us needs to apply for the waiver or my wife and I need to apply for a waiver separately.
If you are both subject to the 2 year requirement because both of you are in J-1 status, then both of you will need to apply for J waivers.
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.
You and your wife both need to apply for waivers.
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