J-1 Visa Waiver Process
The California Department of Health Care Services, Primary and Rural Health Division, administers the J-1 Visa Waiver Program under the guidelines and requirements provided by federal statute and regulation.
California J-1 Visa Waiver applications are reviewed in the order received.
*Only one application may be submitted per shipment.
Step 2. Completed applications will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of State (DOS)
Step 4. The DOS determines its recommendation and forwards the application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
No additional applications will be reviewed by the California J-1 Visa Waiver Program after the 30 slots are filled.
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