J-1 Visas in Utah
If you want to obtain a J-1 Waiver in Utah, 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 Utah now.
- Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.
The PCRH supports the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program and is the agency designated by the Governor of the State of Utah and the United States Department of State to act as the "Interested Government Agency" for physicians requesting J-1 Visa Waivers in the State of Utah. For general information on the State of Utah Conrad State 30 Program activities, you can review the "Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program Fact Sheet."
PLEASE NOTE: As of April 20, 2009, only the following counties are eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements: Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Juab, Kane, Piute, Utah, and Wayne, as well as select primary care HPSA, designated Census Tracts: Central Weber, Magna, Midvale, South, Southeast, and West Valley located in Salt Lake and Weber counties.
The need in those communities not listed has been filled. You can go to the following web site to see if an employment site is located in a "primary care" health professional shortage area (HPSA), or you can view an HPSA map by clicking on "Health Professional Shortage Areas" or the button to the left with the same title. Utah does not use medically underserved areas or medically underserved populations (MUA/MUP) designations to consider employment sites eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements.
J-1 VISA WAIVER requests Will ALSO be considered by the Utah Department of Health for Specialists and Sub-Specialists practicing in NON-HPSA designated areas, if the employment site meets the FLEX Slot requirements listed below.
"Primary Care" physicians include Family Practice, Gynecologic, Internal Medicine, Obstetric, Pediatric, and Psychiatry.
Physicians with J-1 Visa must find a position in the State of Utah. We do not place providers or match with sites. The site must meet the US Department of State eligibility criteria.
J-1 Visa Contact in Utah:
Jazmin Letamendi, PhD, MS
Utah Department of Health, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health