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Alabama J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Jessica Gilley


The Alabama State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Alabama, waiving the foreign medical residency requirement and allowing them to remain in the United States. The program is intended to provide physician services in areas that typically have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.


Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and sub-specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an incentive program that offers foreign physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the U.S.

Application process

Application instructions and additional guidance are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Attn: J-1 Program Manager
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1040
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Alabama

Organizations (1)

  • Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, view details

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