No Objection Statement

The No Objection Statement of J-1 visas can be obtained as a notarial certificate from the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. The document states that Finland does not object to releasing a visa applicant of a two-year foreign residence requirement of Section 212 (e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The following documents are required for a statement: a notarized copy of the person's passport ID page, a notarized copy of the person's US visa (J1), address of the applicant, a statement of reason, case file number acquired from the State Department, and a service fee. The Embassy sends the statement to the Waiver Review Division of the Visa Services of the U.S. State Department which sends the references directly to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the decision making. USCIS informs the applicant in writing. More information: US Department of State(Link to another website.).

Please send the request, required documents and the service fee to the Embassy of Finland:

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008