Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to provide its services and communicate to relevant stakeholders about new immigration or COVID-19 issues that impact exchange visitor physicians. Review previous COVID-19 communications here. ECFMG|FAIMER remains dedicated to supporting training programs and foreign national physicians through this challenging time.

For J-1 Applicants/Physicians

Eligibility and Basic Requirements of Sponsorship

All initial applicants for ECFMG J-1 sponsorship are advised that sponsorship eligibility should not be presumed and cannot be determined until a complete review of an individual’s application has been conducted. ECFMG-sponsored physicians must accept the following basic requirements of J-1 visa status:

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