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North Carolina J-1 Visa Waiver Program

North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Karen Gliarmis



The North Carolina 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 North Carolina, 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 J-1 waiver.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
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.

Completed application packets must be mailed to:

North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Attention: J-1 Visa Waiver/Conrad 30 Program
2009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2009

Upon mailing the completed application, email a copy of the delivery receipt to

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

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