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NORI Cover Letter for Home Department (J1 Waiver Stage 2)

Updated: Apr 1

I am sharing my NORI cover letter for the J1 visa waiver (as mentioned in J1 waiver stage 2) for the Home Department of State. If you are looking for the J1 waiver application process end-to-end, please start from the following post. Getting a J1 waiver is a very time-consuming and lengthy process, you will find my experience helpful.


Cover letter for NORI (Home Department)

Please update the grey area based on your details. This cover letter is not mandatory but it's always good to have it so that it's easier for the officer who is handling your case.



Date: dd/mm/yyyy


From:

<your name>,

<your address>


To:

Under Secretary,

Government of Uttar Pradesh,

Home (Visa) Section 4,

Anubhag, Lucknow 226001.


Dear Sir/Madam,


Subject: Request to grant NORI certificate.


I am currently in the USA on a J1 exchange visitor visa as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Passport number K1234567) at the University of XYZ, ABC. I am writing this letter to request you to kindly grant me a NORI (No Obligation to Return to India) certificate.


I need this to get a waiver certificate from the Embassy of India in the USA for immigration (conversion of J1 visa to H1). For this purpose, I need to get clearance from my State Government Office. I would like to assure you that I have not been sponsored or provided with certain privileges by the Government of India or/ Government of any State in India.


Further, I have not given any definite undertaking to return to India, and my presence in India is not required regarding any civil or criminal proceedings.


I am enclosing the required testimonials for your reference.


Thanking You.

Sincerely,


<your name>



Enclosures:


1. Attested statement and Affidavit

2. Self-Attested copies of Passport and Visa

3. Self-Attested copies of Certificates (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., and High School)

4. DS-2019

5. Resume


Once again, this cover letter is not mandatory, and it's up to you if you want to include this or not, but I would recommend you keep it as the cover letter.



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Shalu
Shalu
28 mrt.

It's been a year, I have sent my application to the Home Department, Uttar Pradesh. I haven't received any response yet. Can anyone please send me the contact information of the NORI division-Home Department, Uttar Pradesh? Much thanks in advance!

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Disha Ghandwani
Disha Ghandwani
19 jul. 2023

Dear Hina, thanks a lot for the guidance. I had few questions.

  1. I didn't retain my DS 2019 that was used while my internship process as I wasn't aware of NORI process at the time. I have received a certificate from the company that sponsored my visa regarding that DS 2019. The issue is that I got a scholarship from Indian Government covering my travel expense during the visit and certificate mentions about it. Would this create a hurdle in getting NORI?

  2. Secondly, I studied at Indian Statistical Institute which is a national institute provide scholarship/stipend during the education. Could this create any issue?

  3. My passport was issued in West Bengal and it mentions the address of institute in Kolkata.…

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Reageren op

Hello Disha Ghandwani,


May I ask where did you send your home state department documents to? UP or WB?

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Amit K. Verma
Amit K. Verma
24 apr. 2023

Thanks Hina. Your post have really been helpful in understanding the whole process and help avoiding many confusions.

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Hina Singh
Hina Singh
10 jun. 2023
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Thank you Amit.

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Abhishek Bhesania
Abhishek Bhesania
07 mrt. 2023

Hi Hina, thanks for all the posts, they are helpful. I was wondering if I could get a copy/format of the no objection affidavit that our family needs to submit to the police during the clearance check. If you have, then can you please forward one on abhishekbhesania15@gmail.com Thanks a lot,

Abhishek

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Hina Singh
Hina Singh
10 jun. 2023
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Sorry for the late response, I don't have the affidavit copy, my dad just worked with the local notary service mentioning that he and my mom (with their names printed) have no objection if I don't return to India, something like that. There is no specific format as such. Thanks.

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Murugesh Kandasamy
Murugesh Kandasamy
30 dec. 2022

Hi, I'm Murugesh (Pharmacy graduate), and applied for a Waiver to MHRD- India. I received the reply below - "Since in terms of Govt. Of India Allocation of Business rules 1961, the medical and allied subject comes under the purview of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, your application is being transferred to them for necessary action"

Which is surprising for Pharmacy graduates, any experience from this group?

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Hi Murugesh,


Is there any response from MHRD India? I am also on the same boat, Pharmacy Graduate, started to apply for the J1-waiver. Your leads on this would be really appreciated!


Best,

Muthu

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