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Kentucky State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

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Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Oct 31, 2023



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.

Priority is given to physicians practicing internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and psychiatry. Critical Access Hospitals and safety net providers, including community health centers, local health departments, publicly owned health facilities, and Federally Qualified Health Centers will be given preference for a waiver recommendation.

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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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · Kentucky

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  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, view details

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