Navigating the J-1 Visa Waiver Process

Paige Ilsley

The J-1 Visa Waiver program allows international medical graduates the opportunity to waive the two-year residence requirement that is placed on those completing the J-1 exchange program. This waiver, available to those who agree to practice in medically underserved areas, provides an opportunity to continue your practice in the United States.

Although every state has its own application, rules and guidelines, the following graphic is an overview of what you should expect from the process.

Please note that the J-1 waiver process places candidates in a time-sensitive situation. Key deadlines must be met in order to be considered. Additionally, the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are for obtaining a practice that fits your lifestyle.

If you’re considering the J-1 Visa Waiver, Resolve’s experienced team works with physicians pursing their J-1 Waiver, offering legal and personal guidance to find open positions that suit your career goals.

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