J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Rural Health and Primary Care Section (RHPC), has been given the responsibility within the State of New Hampshire to recommend and process J-1 Visa Waiver applications through the J-1 Visa Waiver Program (also known as the "Conrad State 30 Program".) This program is coordinated with the US Department of State (DOS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the US Department of Homeland Security.
New Hampshire accepts J-1 Visa Waiver requests year-round and reserves the right to recommend or decline any request for a waiver. Requests for a New Hampshire J-1 Visa Waiver recommendation must be submitted by a health care facility or immigration attorney on behalf of the J-1 physician, and not directly from the J-1 physician. Each application will be reviewed by the DPHS, RHPC to determine whether the application is complete and meets the requirements of the federal and state guidelines. The amount of time necessary to completely process an application varies based on level of accuracy in the initial application. If all materials are in order, the initial review process should take approximately three to five weeks. The sponsoring legal representative will be notified when a decision has been made by the State of New Hampshire. Non-designated/ flex slot applications may take longer.
(See J-1 Visa Waiver Guidelines for additional detail.)
We currently have 13 of 20 designated slots open.
We currently have 9 of 10 non-designated slots open.
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