Special J-1/J-2 Rules

Two-Year Physical Presence Requirement 212(e)



On January 11, 2007, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a final rule announcing that effective November 18, 2006, an individual who participates in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program in the Professor or Research Scholar category becomes subject to a 24-month bar on "repeat participation" in those categories after completing his or her program. (Your J-1 category can be found in section 4 of the Form DS-2019.)

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Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
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