Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)


The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to review and process J-1 visa sponsorship applications, including those of foreign national physicians seeking initial sponsorship to enter the United States to begin a training program on July 1, 2020. Please submit your applications as early as possible to help prevent delays. We will contact Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) and current J-1 physicians about any new developments, including updates on visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates, directly via e-mail and will post updates on our website. ECFMG|FAIMER is actively pursuing solutions to support training programs and foreign national physicians through this challenging time.


Welcome to the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) section of the ECFMG website. For general information, visit the “About EVSP” section.

If you are a physician seeking J-1 sponsorship or currently sponsored by ECFMG, please visit “For J-1 Applicants/Physicians.” In this section you will find information about the requirements and categories of ECFMG sponsorship, and detail on selected federal regulations and application materials. Essential pre-arrival, travel, cross-cultural, and visa maintenance information is also provided on these webpages.

If you are a Training Program Liaison (TPL) or other J-1 host administrator, visit the “For J-1 Host Institutions” section to find information and materials to help support your training program.

Can’t find what you need? Enter your search term into the “search” field on the right side of this page to find related content within the EVSP section. If you need further support, visit our “Need Assistance?” page to find our contact information. Follow EVSP on Twitter for access to timely news and reminders.

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