J-1 U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY WAIVERS
Any U.S. federal government agency may request a waiver under this basis. You must be working on a project on behalf of or of interest to a U.S. federal government agency. In addition, this agency must find that your departure to fulfil the 2-year home residency requirement would be detrimental to its interest. Under these circumstances, a U.S. federal government agency may request an Interested Government Agency Waiver on your behalf. This request must be signed by the head of the agency or his/her designee and submitted directly to the U.S. Department of State’s Waiver Review Division.