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Minnesota J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Oct 31, 2023

Siham Abdellah


The Minnesota Conrad 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 Minnesota, 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 and specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply for a 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, application instructions and the online application portal are provided on the program website.

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J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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