J-1 Waiver Procedures and Informationy

1. Online application

Complete Form DS-3035, J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. (Make sure you use the up-to-date form)

This web site allows exchange visitors desiring a waiver of 212(e) to reserve a case number and begin the paperwork for their request to the Department of State Waiver Review Division for a waiver recommendation. The exchange visitor or representative controls the data entry to ensure an error-free submission. J Visa Waiver Online creates a bar-coded document that will facilitate processing by the Waiver Review Division. As a result, processing times will be reduced. Those exchange visitors with case numbers can submit changes to their contact information or check the status of their case file.

IMPORTANT: It is not currently possible to “submit” the data electronically, or to pay any fees online. All documentation and fees must continue to be mailed to the Department of State.

Once you complete the form, you must print (black and white) your online from with the barcode assigned. The case number is issued immediately upon your completion of the form.

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