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Request by an Interested U.S. Federal Government Agency


A U.S. federal government agency may request waivers of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement on behalf of exchange visitors who are subject to this requirement. Each federal government agency request must be signed by the individual authorized by the head of that agency to sign letters requesting waivers of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement. 

Agencies making such requests are required to carefully consider each application. If the agency determines that it is in the public interest that you remain in the United States, it may submit the required documents for a Request by an Interested U.S. Federal Government Agency (Step 3 of the Instructions).