Washington State Conrad 30 J-1 Waiver Program Continues to Accept Applications

As of October 1, 2012, Washington State had not received any waiver applications.  They will sponsor up to 30 waivers per federal fiscal year (October 1st through September 30th)

  • At least 20 of the total waivers are available to primary care physicians.
  • Up to 10 of the total waivers are available to specialists.
  • On April 1st of each year, any waivers remaining unfilled will be available to either primary care or specialist physicians on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible employers in Washington must be located in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or whole-county Medically Underserved Area (MUA). They may sponsor up to five of the total waivers to physicians who will practice at healthcare facilities located in non-designated areas that meet the criteria in WAC 246-562-075. Washington does not require a minimum HPSA score or a specific facility type. For more information see: Applicant Eligibility Criteria. The J-1 Visa Application form will be accepted beginning October 1st of each year.

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