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South Dakota J-1 Visa Waiver Program

South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

DeAnn Sprenger


The South Dakota 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 South Dakota, 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.


All specialties are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
South Dakota
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 $200 must be submitted with each application.

Application process

Links to forms and instructions are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

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J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · South Dakota

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