I have recently been offered a postdoctoral position at UCLA. I have a few queries regarding the J1 visa paper work. Anyone who has gone through this, kindly help.
1. How to determine the answer to the question :
Are you subjected to the 2-year home residence requirement Section 212(e)?
I tried searching on the net, and there are 3 conditions by which one is subjected to it:
- Graduate medical education/training ; which i am not coming for.
- If I am being supported by Government funding ;This is am trying to find out.
-Studying or researching in a field of study which is considered to be scarce in the visitor’s home country will subject the Exchange Visitor to the Two-Year Home Residence Requirement ;
But after having gone through the list , I dont see "Medical research" as a skill listed under my country's skill's list.
Thus it seems that i am not subjected to the requirement because of this clause.
Is there any other way by which one should try and find out the answer? Can i contact someone to seek this information? Or it doesnt matter what you write, it will be determined by the consulate whether you are subjected to the requirement or not.?
Since i am supposed to sign this document , thus i want to be sure that i am answering the right thing plus if i am subject to this requirement , i will later have to go through the waiver process and all.
I would really appreciate if someone who has gone through this could help.
Thanks a lot