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.

Application Overview

Supporting Documentation Checklists

Application TypeWhen to Use
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in an ACGME-accredited training program.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in an ACGME-accredited training program.
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in a non-standard clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in a “non-standard” training program.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in a non-standard clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in a “non-standard” training program.
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in research scholar/non-clinical programs of observation, consultation, teaching, or research. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in a non-clinical research program with either no or incidental patient care.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in research scholar/non-clinical programs of observation, consultation, teaching, or research. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG in a non-clinical research program and seeks to continue participation in a non-clinical research program with either no or incidental patient care.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship to sit for an ABMS member board examination. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks an extension of sponsorship to sit for an ABMS member board exam.

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