I am currently on J1. My DS-2019 says that I am subject to the 2 year home residence requirement based on the skils list but the visa stamp on my passport says that I am NOT subject to the 2 year rule.Could anyone please give inputs on which one will hold in my case?
The reason I ask is that the area that I am currently working in(and which is printed on my ds 2019) does not fall under the skills list.However one of my previous degrees does fall under the list.So I am not sure if the 2 year requirement on the ds-2019 was because of my previous degree or if it was actually marked by mistake.
Is it common for consular officers to give an exemption on the visa stamp when the ds2019 states that one is subject to the 2 year requirement?
I had done a change of status from F1 to J1 from within the US.So I received the DS 2019 with the 2 year requirement marked on it, back from the USCIS when my application for change of visa status was approved.Later,when I traveled outside the US I got the visa stamp on my passport.
Would really appreciate some help on this.