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 1st through January 15th. The application period is closed.

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:

Troy Cox
DPH-250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
DPH-HealthCareWorkForce-PCO@mass.gov

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.

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