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Ohio 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.

Sponsor
Ohio Department of Health
Deadlines
Jun 15, 2021
Contact

614.644.8508
PCRH@odh.ohio.gov

Purpose

The Ohio 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 Ohio, 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.

Eligibility

Ohio Department of Health has a strong preference for primary care physicians and psychiatrists who will practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Applications for other specialties are accepted with adequate documentation of community need.

Geographic coverage
Ohio
Amount of funding

This is an incentive program that offers foreign physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the U.S.

A non-refundable fee of $3,571 is required for each application.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application packet are available on the program website.

Application process:

  1. Email a Notice of Intent to Apply to PCRH@odh.ohio.gov as soon as possible.
  2. Mail an original copy of the application package to:
    Ohio Department of Health
    Primary Care Office
    Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    246 N. High St., 5th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
  3. Mail the application fee and fee form to:
    Ohio Department of Health
    Attn: Revenue Unit
    35 E. Chestnut St., 4th floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
  4. Email a scanned copy of the application, fee check, and fee form to PCRH@odh.ohio.gov.

Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2021.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Ohio



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