J-1 Visa / State Conrad 30 Program
Foreign Physician Waiver Programs
The application period for the 2014-2015 Conrad 30 program cycle is now closed.
The next application cycle will begin in October 2015 for the 2015-2016 cycle.
National Interest Waivers (NIW)
National Interest Waivers are available for physicians of exceptional ability that show it is of national interest he or she remain in the United States. Physicians must practice clinical medicine full time in a designated shortage area for a five year period.
HHS Exchange Visitor Program
This program allows physicians to obtain a waiver of the J-1 Visa two-year home residence requirement. Physicians must practice primary care clinical medicine full time in a designated health professional shortage area (HPSA score of 11 or greater) for a three year period.