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Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Indiana Primary Health Care Association
Dec 31, 2022

Natalie Morrison


The Indiana 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 Indiana, 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, psychiatrist, and specialty care physicians are eligible to apply.

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

Application process

Links to program guidelines and application forms are available on the program website.

Applicants must send an email on the day the completed application is mailed notifying the IPHCA of the submission. The email must include a tracking number for the application and the applicant's name in the subject line and include the applicant's contact information in the body of the email.

A copy of the email must be sent to,, and Applications submitted without an accompanying email will only be considered after submissions that did provide email notification.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Natalie Morrison
Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program Processing
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
429 N. Pennsylvania Street, Ste. 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The application period will close to specialists when 30 applications are received, and will close to primary care physicians at the end of the year.

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

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