Connecticut Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The State of Connecticut designates underserved areas as either Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA); Medically Underserved Ares (MUA), and Medically Underserved Populations (MUP). HPSA’s are designations that indicate health care provider shortages in primary care, dental health; or mental health. MUA’s are these areas of a geographic location, whereas MUP’s are underserved populations.
The underlying objective of these waivers is to recruit physicians into communities where medical services are in short supply. Physicians benefiting from these waivers must provide clinical services to a specific community for at least three years. Connecticut makes no distinction between primary care physicians and specialty physicians.
Timeline and Application Process
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Public Health Systems Improvement
If the Department receives fewer than thirty (30) complete applications permitted under federal law, the department shall post a notice on its Internet website that it will continue to receive applications until April 1st of the same federal fiscal year, or until the number of applications deemed complete reaches the maximum permitted under federal law, whichever occurs first. Any applications received after October 15th under this section shall be evaluated by the department in the order of their receipt. If the Department receives thirty (30) or fewer complete applications deemed complete in accordance with section 19a-2a-26 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, all of the applications may be recommended to the Director of the United States Department of State Waiver Review Division (“Director”).
If the Department receives greater than thirty (30) complete applications in accordance with section19a-2a-26 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, all qualifying applications will be entered into a lottery system to randomly select thirty (30) applications for recommendation to the Director. The Department will conduct the lottery at a later date which will be posted on the Department website. The public is welcome to attend the lottery drawing.
The Department will recommend applications to the Director as described in section 19a-2a-26 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
- Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 19a-2a-24 to 19a-2a-26
- Application Packet
- CT Conrad 30 / J-1 Visa Waiver Program Brochure
- HPSA Find
- Find by location: https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/shortage-area/hpsa-find
- Find by address: https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/shortage-area/by-address
- USCIS Conrad 30 Information—https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/conrad-30-waiver-program