My J-1 visa was approved and it is currently being issued by the US consulate. However, during my interview at the consulate I found out that I will be subjected to the 2-year rule, which I only got to know at that point. Nonetheless, I accepted it, but later regretted my decision.
Is it still possible to withdraw from such a visa? My wife will move to US, and having the J-1 visa now will force me to stay 2 years in my home country before being able to seek a H-1B visa.