I need your opinion regarding my situation: I came to us on 2006 on J1 visa. On 2006-2008 (2 years), I had been on J1 status which imposed mandatory 2-yr home country residency requirement. Later on, I got waiver for that on the basis of "exceptional hardship". Now, I have a academic job offer (US government funded project,research scholar for 2-yr contract) and open to J1 or H1B.
- How many maximum years I can be on J1?
- If I go for J1, does it again impose "2-yr home country residency requirement"? Is there any way to know that before I start the job with J1 status?
- In tax purpose, which one is good (just to inform I am a tax resident)?
- Overall, which one you suggest me to go for?