My wife had visited the US in 2009 on a J1 visa and departed the US on the 11/02/2009 prior to marriage.
She then visited the US for a few weeks (43 days) from 06/08/2011 - 07/20/2011 on H4 visa (after marriage).
She then moved to the US with me on H4 visa on 12/13/2011.
We are now preparing to file the application for her adjustment of status however wanted to clarify the regulations of home residency requirement from her previous visit on J1 visa.
Can the home residency requirement be fulfilled eventhough the 2 years of presence outside the US is not continuous ?
Also will the 43 days that she visited the US be deducted from the rest of the time she spent outside the US after departing from her J1 visit on 11/02/2009 ?
What are our options if we fall short of the 2 years by a handful of days?
Really appreciate any insight into these questions.