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2018 J-1 Visa Waiver Cycle Update

Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver 2018 Cycle Update
 

Indiana will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program September 1, 2017. Please note that IPHCA has not yet received the 2018 J-1 Visa Waiver Guidelines from ISDH. Applications will be accepted based on the 2016 guidelines (guidelines were not updated for 2017), but please be aware changes might be requested once the 2018 Guidelines are released, if any changes are made to the guidelines or requirements.

 

Applications will be reviewed as received but will not be processed until October 1, 2017 for Primary Care physicians and January 1, 2018 for Specialist physicians.  IPHCA will continue to post updates on the website as they are available.  Please feel free to contact Natalie Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or (765) 918-4431 with any questions. Please find the 2016 J-1 Visa Waiver documents here: Application Cover Sheet; Waiver Program Affidavit; Program Guidelines; Verification of Employment

 

Posted 7/26/2017


2017 J-1 Visa Waiver 2017 Cycle Updates

Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver 2017 Cycle Update

1/30/2017 - Indiana has closed the 2017 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program after receiving more than 39 applications between September 2016 and December 2016. Including this year, Indiana has filled all thirty slots for eight consecutive years. The 2018 Cycle of the Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program is expected to open September 2017.


Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver 2017 Cycle Update 

10/14/16 - Indiana has received over 30 applications for the 2017 J-1 Visa Waiver Cycle and will ONLY be accepting primary care applications from this point on. Please note, Indiana does not consider hospitalists as primary care providers. All primary care applications will be accepted and will be processed before any specialist applications. We will not be accepting any applications after December 31st, after which we will begin processing the specialists we have already received.


8/30/2016
- Indiana will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program September 1, 2016. Please note that IPHCA has not yet received the 2017 J-1 Visa Waiver Guidelines from ISDH. Applications will be accepted based on the 2016 guidelines, but please be aware changes might be requested once the 2017 Guidelines are released, if any changes are made to the guidelines or requirements.

 

Applications will be reviewed as received but will not be processed until October 1, 2016 for Primary Care physicians and January 1, 2017 for Specialist physicians.  IPHCA will continue to post updates on the website as they are available.  Please feel free to contact Natalie Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or (765) 918-4431 with any questions. Please find the 2016 J-1 Visa Waiver documents here: Application Cover Sheet; Waiver Program Affidavit; Program Guidelines; Verification of Employment


 

2016 J-1 Visa Waiver Cycle Updates

Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver 2016 Cycle Update

1/13/2016 - Indiana has closed the 2016 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program after receiving more than 30 applications by early January. Including this year, Indiana has filled all thirty slots for seven consecutive years. The 2017 Cycle of the Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program is expected to open September 2016.


Indiana is now accepting applications for the 2016 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Applications will be reviewed as received but will not be processed until October 1, 2015 for Primary Care physicians and January 1, 2016 for Specialist physicians.  IPHCA will continue to post updates on the website as they are available.  Please feel free to contact Natalie Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or (765) 918-4431 with any questions. Please find the updated 2016 J-1 Visa Waiver documents here: Application Cover Sheet; Waiver Program Affidavit; Program Guidelines; Verification of Employment

 

 


 

Indiana has closed the 2015 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program after receiving 30 applications by early February. This year Indiana had ten primary care applications, two less than the 2014 Cycle, despite allowing primary care three months of priority processing. Two of the primary care applications were from Community Health Centers. Including this year, Indiana has filled all thirty slots for six consecutive years. While nationwide data is not yet available for 2014 or 2015, based on 2013 data we are one of only six states in the country to fill all thirty slots every year from 2010 to 2013. The Texas Primary Care Office gathers the J-1 Visa Waiver data from each state and provides an annual report on the Conrad 30 Program across the nation. You can view the most recent report here.

 

Indiana will begin accepting applications for the 2016 Cycle in September 2015. If you are interested in hiring a J-1 Provider now is the time to start looking! If you would like to post your open opportunities through IPHCA please contact Nancy Curd at ncurd@indianapca.org. For more information on the Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program please contact Natalie Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org.   

 


 

09/17/14Indiana is now accepting applications for the 2015 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Applications will be reviewed as received but will not be processed until October 1, 2014 for Primary Care physicians and January 1, 2015 for Specialist physicians.  Please review the 2015 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Guidelines for more information.  For your convenience here are the most recent versions of the J-1 Application Cover Sheet, the J-1 Visa Waiver Program Affidavit, and the Verification of Employment Report.  Please feel free to contact Natalie (Brown) Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or (317) 630-0845 with any questions.

07/28/14: Indiana will begin accepting applications for the 2015 Cycle of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program September 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as received but will not be processed until October 1, 2014 for Primary Care physicians and January 1, 2015 for Specialist physicians.  IPHCA will continue to post updates on the website as they are available.  Please feel free to contact Natalie (Brown) Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or (317) 630-0845 with any questions.

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, successor to the Immigration and Naturalization Services of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the federal agency that grants J-1 Visa Waivers.  
 
The goal of the Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program is to improve accessibility to health care for underserved areas by supporting J-1 Visa Waiver requests on behalf of Foreign Medical Graduates who have obtained a J-1 Visa for graduate medical studies in the United States ("J-1 physicians”). Based on the information provided with a request, The Indiana State Department of Health may recommend a waiver of the requirement that a J-1 physician must return to the physician’s home country for a period of two years after completing the graduate medical studies.
 
The Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program gives first preference to primary care physicians (family or general practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology and general internal medicine) and psychiatrists in federally designated Primary Care Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), Medically Underserved Areas (MUA), or Medically Underserved Populations (MUP). Psychiatrists can be employed in any of these shortage areas or in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Mental HPSA). Primary Care Applications will be reviewed and submitted to ISDH as they are received. Specialist applications will be reviewed and submitted to ISDH for case-by-case consideration after January 1, 2013. Please click here to view the updated 2013 J-1 Visa Waiver Guidelines.  
 
Indiana will accept applications from facilities outside designated underserved areas if the candidate’s practice site can document over 50% of its patients seen over the previous 12 months resided in an underserved area. In order to document this exception, a site must submit 12 months of data containing unduplicated, de-identified patient records containing a unique patient number and address. The information must be submitted electronically in Excel format to:
 
Christopher A. Maxey, MBA, BS
Health Systems Coordinator
Primary Care Office
cmaxey@isdh.in.gov
 
The Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is under contract with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to handle the initial review and processing of the J-1 Visa Waiver Applications for Indiana. Linked are the cover sheet, affidavit and Verifcation of Employment Report. Please send 3 copies of your application packet to the following:
 
Natalie Morrison  Shortage Designations and National Health Service Corps Program Director
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
429 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
For any questions on the Indiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program please contact Natalie Morrison at nmorrison@indianapca.org or 765-918-4431.