Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
For J-1 Applicants/Physicians
J-1 Visa Processing Instructions for Physicians
The following documents are mailed with Form DS-2019 to Training Program Liaisons and provide instructions on obtaining and maintaining J-1 visa status. These instructional documents are sent to the TPL for distribution to the J-1 applicant.
Instructions for Physicians:
- Instructions for Initial Canadian Physicians
- Processing Instructions to Obtain Initial J-1 Status
- Processing Instructions for Continuation of J-1 Status