ODH Accepting J-1 Visa Waiver Applications for Limited Openings

The Ohio Department of Health is still accepting applications for the second cycle of the 2019 J-1 Visa Waiver Program. It is only open to primary care and behavioral health placements. Potential sponsors should complete and submit the attached Notice of Intent to Apply Form as soon as possible. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. 
The application cycle may close prior to March 31 if all slots have been filled. As of now, there are only seven slots available in this application cycle.  
Here are some application tips from ODH:

  • Applications for non-primary care placements will not be accepted in the second application cycle for the 2019 program year. Please refer to Program Category 1 for the specialties and practice settings that are included in the second application cycle.
  • Please thoroughly read application instructions and forms and be sure to use only the 2019 application forms. Check all documents for completeness, accuracy and consistency before submission. Do not submit additional materials unless requested.
  • 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.
Please note the application formatting requirements as described on the first page of the application packet.