Apply for the Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program

The Conrad-30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program supports employment requests for J-1 visa physicians in sites that have a history of serving the state’s medically underserved populations.
Applications for both primary care and specialist positions are accepted from October 1 through December 31 each year.

Health Care Workforce Center

The Details of Apply for the Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program

How to apply Apply for the Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Submit the required application documents to the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center.
Required documents and forms are outlined in the Massachusetts Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program Policy.

  • A checklist of the necessary items, and the order in which the packet should be compiled, is included as an appendix in the Massachusetts Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program Policy.
  • Submit one (1) original and one (1) copy of the entire waiver request package to:

Nicole Watson, Recruitment & Retention Program Coordinator
Health Care Workforce Center
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA  02108-4619

Next steps for Apply for the Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Application packet and support letter is sent to the U.S. Department of State

After a careful review and scoring of all application materials, DPH will make a decision on supporting a physician for a J-1 waiver.

  • Applicants supported by DPH, will have their entire application packet, including the support letter, sent by DPH to the U.S. DOS.  A copy of the support letter will also be sent to the J-1 physician, the employer, and the legal representative as appropriate.
  • Once the application is sent to U.S. DOS, DPH will have no additional information regarding the status of a candidate unless a specific issue or question arises from the U.S. DOS. 
  • Candidates can check their status at the U.S. DOS.
  • Physicians must also obtain an H-1B visa in order to begin employment. DPH plays no role in this part of the process.

Contact for Apply for the Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Address
250 Washington St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108-4619
Fax
(617) 624-6062
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