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Georgia J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Beth Walker


The Georgia 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 Georgia, 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 specialty trained physicians are eligible.

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 and additional guidance are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Georgia Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Georgia Department of Community Health
502 South Seventh Street
Cordele, GA 31015-1443

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

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