J-1 Visas in New Mexico
If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico now.
- Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.
The New Mexico Department of Health processes J-1 Visa Waiver applications on a continuous basis.
Jerry Harrison, PhD, Executive Director, New Mexico Health Resources, Inc., maintains a list of openings that will consider J-1's. Dr. Harrison may be contacted at 505-260-0993. J-1's applicants may fax their CV to 505-260-1919 or email their CV to email@example.com.
For applications and general information, contact Melanie Keams, Program Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health at 505-659-9588. Please note that Ms. Keams does not maintain a list of physician openings.
A description of the current New Mexico Visa Waiver Application Process may be found at: http://nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/1028/
New Mexico participates fully in the J-1 Visa Waiver program, with both primary care and specialists eligible to participate. New Mexico also allocates ten "undesignated" slots to practice sites in urban areas that treat patients from underserved areas of the state.
New Mexico accepts applications on a continuous basis.
J-1 Visa Contact in New Mexico:
New Mexico Department of Health