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Arkansas J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Arkansas Department of Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Arkansas State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to work 3 years in an underserved area of Arkansas, 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 and any specialty will be considered.

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

Application process

Links to forms and instructions are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
4815 West Markham, Mail Slot 76
Little Rock, AR 72205

Initial applications for both FLEX and designated slots will be accepted from October 1-10, 2023, with determinations made after October 11, 2023. After the initial application period of October 1-10, applications for remaining waiver slots will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The final submission date for each placement year is September 15.

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J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Arkansas

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