New York "State 30" J-1 Visa Waivers

The New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that the New York "State 30" program will sponsor up to thirty physicians annually who hold J-1 visas and who seek waivers of the home residence requirement. In return, these physicians must agree to practice in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps), or serve populations from these areas, for a period of three years. Up to ten (10) of the waivers can be granted to physicians whose work sites are not located in HPSAs or MUA/Ps but who care for patients who reside in HPSAs or MUA/Ps.

Applications for waivers under the New York "State 30" program for 2015 must be postmarked by December 3, 2014.

Interested parties can download, in PDF (Adobe Acrobat reader) format, the information bulletin outlining the Department's selection process and program and application requirements. Click the icon below for more detailed information:

You may also request a hard copy of the information by contacting:

  • New York State Department of Health
    New York “State 30” Program
    Corning Tower - Room 1695
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12237
    Phone: (518) 473-7019