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rajavica said:I found a medical group in TN who is willing to go ahead and work with me in the J1 process since one of the two main partners was also J1 waiver, shares with me the same principles of faith and is also hispanic, so I feel good about this practice.
I talked to the person encharged of J1 waivers in TN and she said that TN has a requierement that says that the county has to be not only MUA/HPSA but also belongs to the top 30 health resource shortage areas: (page 27 in the PDF form)
altough it seems that I have to send all the documents to the person that is encharged of the waiver in TN.
Do I have to check IGA (for physicians)? or do I check State Health Department? (since I'm sending the documents through the state).
If I choose IGA and lets say in 1 or 2 months I have a better offer, can I change my selection to State Health Department? Do I need to pay a waiver fee again?
1. By when should we initiate the above process i.e apply for case number and NORI?
2. Do we need to have a J1 waiver job in hand before we can initiate the above 2 requirements i.e. apply for case number and NORI or it is independant of the above neccessities?
I was about to sign a contract with a hospital in Georgia. I have found that Georgia SORH has requirement that they dont approve J1 visa waiver until complettion of residency. I am worried because J1 visa grace period is only 30days. Is it advisable to go for J1 visa waiver in Georgia? What states are IMG friendly in terms of J1 visa waiver requirements? Am I too late for this now? Thanks in advance.