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Kentucky State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Oct 31, 2018

502.564.8966 Ext. 2


The Kentucky 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 Kentucky, 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, psychiatrists, and sub-specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply for a State-30 J-1 waiver.

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

Submit the completed application package to:

Kentucky Department for Public Health
Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement
Attn: KY J-1 Visa Waiver Program Administrator
275 East Main Street, HS2W-B
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

If waivers remain available after the October 31 deadline, applications will be accepted until all waivers have been awarded.

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

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