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.

For J-1 Applicants/Physicians

Welcome, J-1 applicants and physicians!

ECFMG is authorized by the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to sponsor foreign national physicians as J-1 “Exchange Visitors.” The objectives of the ECFMG’s EVSP are to enhance international exchange in the field of medicine and to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. It is ECFMG’s hope that your time in the United States will be educationally and professionally rewarding and include enriching cross-cultural experiences.

Please navigate this section using the buttons directly above to access information about the requirements and categories of ECFMG sponsorship, detail on selected federal regulations, and application materials. Essential pre-arrival, travel, cross-cultural, and visa maintenance information is provided on these webpages.

EVSP wants to serve as a resource for you. If you need further support, visit our “Need Assistance?” page to find our contact information. Please follow EVSP on Twitter for access to timely news and reminders.