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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.

Pay special attention to the Application Procedures. There are different deadlines based on program priority categories.
Ohio Department of Health
Jun 30, 2018

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.


Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and sub-specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply.

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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 forms are available on the program website. Begin the process by submitting the Notice of Intent to Apply form.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Ohio Department of Health
Primary Care Office
Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver Program
246 N High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Applications for primary care and behavioral health placements will be accepted until June 30, 2018. All other applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. Descriptions of program priorities are provided on the program website.

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

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