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Connecticut J-1 Visa Waiver Program


The Connecticut State Department of Public Health does not plan to begin accepting J-1 Visa Waiver applications until proposed regulations are approved by the Regulations Review Committee. It is anticipated that this process will be completed by early 2019.

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


The Connecticut Conrad 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 Connecticut, 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 which typically have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.


Primary care physicians and specialty trained physicians (including surgeons) 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

Links to application instructions are available on the program website.

Only hand delivered applications are accepted. The address is:

410 Capitol Ave., MS#12 APP
Hartford, CT 06134

Each complete, eligible application submitted prior to April 1 of each year will be taken in order of submission. After April 1, up to 5 of the remaining slots may go to physicians who do not provide medical services within a designated area but serve patients who live within a designated health care professional shortage area.

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J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Connecticut

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.