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J-1 Visa Waivers

A J-1 visa waiver eliminates the two-year home residency requirement for physicians from another country allowing them to move to H-1B visa status and stay in the U.S. Stipulations of this visa waiver involve practicing in a federally designated primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Recommendation must be provided by an interested federal government agency.


Note: Submission guidelines have been updated - please review the links below.

Document Links

Description
Oklahoma J-1 Visa Waiver Application Package Instructions

Provides a listing of the required documents for J-1 submissions to the Office of Primary Care

J-1 Waiver Smartsheet Form Online application embedded in Application Package Instructions
NIW Requirements for Oklahoma Requirements for National Interest Waiver Submissions to the Office of Primary Care
Find Shortage Area by Address Link to HRSA shortage, find by address
US Department of State: J-1 Visa Resources Resources from the US State Department for the J1 Visa Program for Physicians.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address: (appointment required)
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8624
E-mail: JanaC@health.ok.gov

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