My DS2019 states that I am not subject to the two-year residence requirement, however my visa in my passport states that I am subject to the 212(e) two-year rule.

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  • From a quick search, it sounds like the DS-2019 is issued first and the actual J1 visa second? I'd guess then that the visa is correct, not the DS-2019. I suggest you ask the embassy or consulate where you were interviewed for clarification though. Is the residence requirement a problem - do you need it changing? – Rup Jun 12 at 13:10
  • Thank you. I would prefer it not applied. But i think you are right, visa must be final decision. – user98816 Jun 12 at 13:20
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    It may have been a clerical error copying the details over to the visa rather than a deliberate decision. It won't hurt to ask about it anyway if you can. – Rup Jun 12 at 13:21
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    Can whoever down voted this question leave a comment to explain why? – MJeffryes Jun 12 at 14:09
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    Neither the DS-2019 nor visa is necessarily correct. If in doubt, you might want to ask for an advisory opinion from the Department of State waiver review division. – user102008 Jun 12 at 15:41

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