Physician J-1 Visa Waivers
We Have Expertise in Obtaining J-1 Visa Waivers for Physicians
J-1 physicians interested in a medical career and permanent residency in the United States must obtain a “J-1 visa waiver”, or return to their home country for two years, prior to seeking employment in the U.S. Learn more about the J-1 visa physician and the foreign residency requirement.
There are four legal bases by which a J-1 physician may request a waiver:
- Through the Conrad 30 Program, which provides all 50 states with 30 J-1 visa waivers per year;
- At the request of an Interested Government Agency;
- Through a Persecution Waiver, applicable if a J-1 physician believes that he or she will be persecuted based on his/her race, religion, or political opinion if he/she were to return to his/her home country; or
- Through an Exceptional Hardship Waiver, applicable if a J-1 physician can demonstrate that his or her departure from the United States would cause exceptional hardship to his or her U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse or child.
We have years of experience in the preparation of J-1 visa waiver applications, H-1B petitions, permanent residence applications and national interest waiver petitions. If you would like to speak to us regarding your case, you may schedule a consultation online, or call 847-763-8500.