The Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) 2018 State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program application cycle is now open and posted on the ODH website. Potential sponsors for the 2018 application cycle should complete and submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form as soon as possible. Applications for primary care and behavioral health placements (see program priority category 1) will be accepted until Saturday, June 30, 2018. All other applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 31, 2018.
- Please thoroughly read application instructions and forms and be sure to use only the 2018 application forms. Check all documents for completeness, accuracy, and consistency before submission. Do not submit additional materials unless requested.
- Please note changes in the program priorities for the 2018 cycle.
- ODH has the sole discretion to limit the number of waiver recommendations for sponsors who submit multiple applications and for those who currently sponsor physicians serving in the Ohio J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Applications from sponsors who submit more than one application will not be reviewed unless the same sponsor-identified representative is named on each application.
- Application reviews will include evaluation of the sponsor’s adherence to program requirements for current and past participants.