- exceptional hardship to the individual’s U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or child(ren) due to medical, psychological, or financial reasons, both if the family was separated or if they lived abroad for two years (hardship to the individual applicant is not considered)
- no objection statement from the individual’s home country (often, other compelling evidence is required especially if the J-1 accepted Fulbright, USAID, or other U.S. government funding regardless of the amount of funding);
- interested government agency (IGA) recommendation from a federal U.S. agency that has a public interest in the individual’s uninterrupted stay in United States;
- persecution based on race, religion, or political opinion.
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