Nevada Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program


FFY 2021 application period Oct. 1, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2021 currently available slots:

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    PCO staff are telecommuting to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  We will do our best to conduct business as usual and ask that you inform us via email at nvpco@health.nv.gov if you plan to send something to our office (e.g. via FedEx, mail, etc.) so that we can take appropriate action. 

      Program Description

      The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) is authorized under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program to support up to 30 international medical graduates, per year, to serve in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) or in non-designated sites which serve underserved populations (flex slot).

      The Nevada DPBH supports waiver applications for physicians holding J-1 Visas in order to improve access to primary or specialty care in Nevada. The Primary Care Office (PCO), with support from the Primary Care Advisory Council (PCAC), reviews applications on behalf of the DPBH Administrator, to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of State.

      All eligible facilities and employers with vacancies are encouraged to visit the 3RNet website to post advertisements, where physicians may look for job opportunities.

      For steps on How to Hire a J-1 Visa Waiver Physician, please see the link in the column to the right, under Resources.

        How To Apply in Nevada

        Applications are accepted throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted by the physician’s legal representative.

        Links for instructions, application materials, and Nevada points of interest are provided under the Resources listing in the right-hand column.

        For questions or concerns regarding the program or application, please contact staff in the Primary Care Office.

          How much does it cost to apply to the Nevada Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program?

          The FFY 2021 application fee for a letter of support from the DPBH is:

           

          • For a nonprofit organization $1,000;
          • For all other applications $2,000

           

            Approved Regulations Effective August 26, 2020 LCB File No. R017-20

            Please see adopted regulations R017-20 that went into effect on August 26, 2020.