The Conrad 30 waiver program may help you if you’re a medical doctor in the U.S. who’s here on a J-1 Visa.
But what is it, and what benefits does it provide you? For many people, working with a Milwaukee immigration lawyer can make applying for the waiver easier (and less time-consuming).
What is the Conrad 30 Waiver Program for Doctors in the U.S.?
The Conrad 30 Waiver Program was designed to address shortages of doctors in what are called “medically underserved” areas. Every state in the U.S. has its own application rules and guidelines, which is why many physicians in Wisconsin choose to work with an immigration attorney who’s familiar with our state’s procedures and requirements.
Who is Eligible for the Conrad 30 Waiver Program?
If you’re a medical doctor here on a J-1 Visa, you could be eligible for the Conrad 30 Waiver Program if you:
- Are willing to be employed full-time in an H-1B nonimmigrant status
- Are willing to be employed at a healthcare facility in a medically underserved area (MUA), a health professional shortage area (HPSA), or for a medically underserved population (MUP)
- Get a contract from a healthcare facilities in one of those areas
- Agree to start employment at the healthcare facility within 90 days of receiving the waver instead of the date your J-1 Visa expires
What Benefits Come From the Conrad 30 Waiver Program?
After you’ve fulfilled all the terms and conditions of the Conrad 30 Waiver Program, you, your spouse, and your children will become eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, permanent residence, or an H or L nonimmigrant visa.
Do You Need to Talk to an Immigration Lawyer About the Conrad 30 Waiver Program?
If you’re interested in learning more about the Conrad 30 Waiver Program or you’re ready to apply, call our team of Milwaukee immigration lawyers at 414-383-6700; you can also email an immigration lawyer directly.