J1 visa without statement of need - is that possible???
Hey guys. Hope you are all fine.
Quick pre-history: I'm originally from post-USSR country with some "specific political direction" due to which it became physically impossible for me to obtain statement of need from ministry of health-care. From here, I have a quick question. Is that possible to get J1 without having statement of need? I mean, have you ever heard about this possibility? We all know requirements for ECFMG sponsored J1, but a lot of programs sponsor J1 by themselves. So, I'm wondering is that the rule of thumb for J1 in general or there is difference among different institutions for sponsoring J1?