I came to the US on a J1 visa and I am now briefly back in my home country (part of the EU). I will start working in a month or so in another EU country. I know that usually the 2-year residency requirement is not fulfilled if spent in a country different from the country of my residency before leaving for the US, but I was wondering if there might be an exception for countries within the EU (thus somehow acknowledging the freedom of movement which exists for EU citizens within EU countries).
If not, do you think I might fulfil the 2-year rule simply by mantaining my legal residency in my home country (while still working abroad?)
Thanks so much!!!