Oregon J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Oregon Health Authority
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Oregon 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 Oregon, 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, psychiatrists, and sub-specialty
trained physicians are eligible to apply for a State-30
J-1 waiver. 80% of the available slots each year are
reserved for primary care physicians.
Amount of funding
This is an incentive program that offers foreign
physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the
There is a $2,000 application fee.
Links to the
application form and other instructions are available
on the program
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Physician Visa Waiver Program
500 Summer Street NE, E-65
Salem, OR 97301
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Oregon
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