J-1 Visas in Iowa
If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in Iowa, here’s what you need to do:
- Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
- Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in Iowa now.
- Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.
Please contact hospitals and clinics directly to discuss employment opportunities. If you receive a job offer, the hiring facility will contact the Iowa Department of Public Health to obtain a J-1 waiver on your behalf. Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners. Please do not contact a facility if the Iowa job description indicates "Not a J-1 Visa site."
J-1 waivers are available in Iowa's health professional shortage areas (HPSA) and medically underserved areas (MUA and MUP).
J-1 Visa Contact in Iowa:
Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Policy and Workforce Services