J-1 Visa Resources

If you're interested in obtaining a J-1 Visa Waiver, we've compiled a basic overview of what you should know about the process.

Download "Navigating the J-1 Visa Waiver Job Search" as a PDF here


J-1 Visa Contacts

View a list of the individuals who manage the J-1 program in their state here.


J-1 Waiver Slots Filled by Year

Wondering which states fill all 30 slots through the Conrad 30 program? Which states perhaps still have slots available?
View J-1 waiver slots filled by year to learn more. Date last updated: 2023


J1 Resources from our partner, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

About the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

  • Why is a J-1 Waiver Needed?
  • Basics of the Conrad 30 Program
  • How states determine areas of need
  • Other agencies that offer waivers


Timelines: Application process and job search process

  • Job Search process
    • What to do once you find a job you want
    • What you need to apply
  • Application process
  • Steps to the J-1 Waiver process


Know the J-1 Visa Waiver “Players”

  • Primary Care Office
  • State J-1 Waiver Officer
  • Employer
  • Attorney
  • Questions to ask each