Conrad 30 “J-1 Waiver” Program set to expire on December 9, 2016

Unless extended by Congress, the Conrad State 30 Program will expire on December 9, 2016. The Conrad 30 program is run by state health departments and allows medical doctors on J-1 visas to apply for a waiver of the two-year home residence requirement (INA Section 212(e)) upon completion of the J-1 exchange visitor program. The Department of State (DOS) Review Division will not accept state health department Conrad 30 waiver recommendations for J-1 physicians who entered the U.S.  with J-1 visas or were granted J-1 status after December 8, 2016. Applicants who entered or were granted J-1 status on or before December 8, 2016, may still apply for a waiver. Congress has consistently extended the Conrad 30 program and will likely do so again.

Published by Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

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