Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

Maintaining J-1 Visa Status

ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa status requires full-time participation in an approved program of graduate medical education. In addition to meeting the academic standards required to progress through residency, J-1 physicians must maintain valid visa status in order to continue to train at U.S. teaching hospitals. Maintaining status requires, but is not limited to, the following:

Failure to comply with the requirements of J visa status can seriously impact an individual’s eligibility for a future U.S. visa application or stay.

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