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Visa Waiver Programs

Web Content Manager: Elijah Williams

Foreign Physician Waiver Programs

The application and related documents for the 2016-2017 cycle will be posted in the near future.

  • Conrad 30 Guidelines
  • Conrad 30 Program Application
  • Conrad 30 Scoring Sheet :(Department use only)
  • Practice Status Report:(Must be submitted to the department by June 30th of each service year)

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.

Transfer Requests

All physicians (Conrad 30, NIW, HHS) wishing to transfer to a new employer or practice facility must receive written approval from the Department prior to the transfer.

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