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Maine J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Nicole Breton


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

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

An electronic form will open to facilities at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on October 2, 2023. Applications are accepted until all slots are filled; however, slots typically fill up quickly.

After review, successful applicants will be invited to send 2 complete copies of the application package within 3 days of notification. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Maine

Organizations (1)

  • Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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