J-1 Visa Waiver Program
As of 10/07/2015, the Department has received 34 applications for federal fiscal year 2016 and will not accept any new applications. Applications received after 10/7/2015 will be returned. We will begin accepting new applications on 10/1/2016.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health participates in the J-1 Visa waiver program, also known as the “Conrad State 30” program. Under this program the Department may recommend up to 30 applications per federal fiscal year for waiver of the two-year home residency requirement pursuant to Section 220 of Public Law 103-416 and the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies
. The Connecticut licensed physician must commit to provide medical services in a setting located in an underserved area for 40 hours per week for at least 3 years.
Each application submitted prior to April 1 of each fiscal year shall be taken in order of submission if deemed complete, thereafter if the total number of applications has not reached 30, applications shall be considered in order of submission and may include applications for a physician or surgeon who (1) agrees to practice medicine in a setting that is located in a geographic area designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as having a shortage of health care professionals; or (2) agrees to practice medicine in a setting that serves patients who reside in one or more geographic areas designated by the Secretary as having a shortage of health care professionals without regard to whether such facility is located within such designated area.
5 of the 30 requests may be for physicians who will provide medical services in a setting not located in a designated area but serves patients who live within a designated health care professional shortage area.
Please select a link below for documentation requirements for applying for the waiver:
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