Conrad 30 Waiver Program Overview
Appalachian Region Commission (ARC)
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Unlimited Slots Available
October 1 2020 – August 31, 2021
2019 Virginia Conrad 30 Waivers Filled as of 09/1/2020
*26 out of 30 Slots Available*
September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Federal Law requires International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are not U.S. citizens to apply for the J-1 visa, which allows IMGs to remain in the U.S. until they complete their studies. Following their studies, the IMGs on J-1 visas (the “J-1 Physicians”) must return to their home country for at least two (2) years before they can return to the U.S. (the “two year home country physical presence requirement”).
The Virginia Conrad 30 Waiver Program agrees to waive the “two-year home country physical presence requirement” by sponsoring J-1 Physicians who agree to serve in designated shortage areas of the Commonwealth.
Medical Practice Site and Program Description
Medical Practice Site Development Information
2019 Application Fee: $0
2020 Application Fee: $0
2021 Application Fee: pending decision
2022 Application Fee: pending decision
Improving access to primary health care, and needed specialty care, in medically underserved areas is an important goal of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The purpose of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Conrad 30 Waiver Program is to increase access by sponsoring J-1 Physicians who agree to serve in medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth to waive the “two-year home country physical presence requirement,” which would otherwise be required.
Contact Virginia Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver:
Olivette Burroughs, Health Workforce Specialist
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Health Equity
Attn: Virginia Conrad 30 Waiver
109 Governor Street, Suite 714 West
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Please note that all questions/inquiries shall be from an attorney or a legal practice.
If you have any questions related to the program, please contact Olivette Burroughs, Health Workforce Specialist, by calling (804) 864-7435 or by emailing Olivette Burroughs