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Processing Fee - Waiver of the Exchange Visitor Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement


There is a processing fee for a DS-3035 Application for Recommendation of a J-1 Waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement. This fee is US $120.00 and non-refundable.

You must submit a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. It must include the following:

  • Your waiver case number, if known;
  • Your full name;
  • Your date and place of birth; and
  • Your social security number, if you have one.

Important Information about Fee Payment

  • Your check or money order must come from a bank or other institution in the United States. It must be in U.S. currency and payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • If you are outside the United States, you may pay the fee with a bank international money order or a foreign draft from an institution in the United States. It must be in U.S. currency and  payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Submit your check or money order with your waiver application, which is in Step 2 of the Instructions. Do not submit your fee payment without your application.  If you do, we  will return the fee payment to you, and your application will not be processed.
  • There are no extra fees are for any dependent J-2 spouse or children included on your application.