J-1 Visas in Arkansas
If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in Arkansas, here’s what you need to do:
- Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
- Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in Arkansas now.
- Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.
The best way to practice in Arkansas with a J-1 Visa Waiver is to directly contact the Arkansas hospitals or clinics of interest to you. Discuss directly with them their employment opportunities. If a hospital/clinic writes they are "not a J-1 Visa site", please respect their statement and do not call them. They know if they meet the criteria requirements. The best use of your time is to only contact those sites that are eligible.
Please do not contact the J-1 Primary Care Office yourself. Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners. When you receive a job offer, the hiring facility or your immigration attorney will contact the J-1 Office to obtain the waiver on your behalf.
J-1 Visa Contact in Arkansas:
Arkansas Department of Health