Wisconsin J-1 Visa Waiver Program - Application Information

J-1 Visa Waiver: Application Information

Starting on October 1st of each year, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) State-30 J-1 visa waiver program will accept applications for the federal cycle (October 1 - September 30). Requests for a state recommendation must be submitted by the health care employer or its attorney. All application materials for state recommendations (except the USDOS application and "user fee") must be submitted directly to DPH. See below to view and print a copy of the complete Wisconsin Guidelines for State Recommendations for J-1 visa waivers.

USDOS "user fee" and "J-1 Visa Waiver Review Application"

J-1 visa physicians or their attorneys are responsible for submitting the USDOS "user fee" and the "J-1 Visa Waiver Review Application" directly to the U.S. Department of State. This must be done  before the rest of the application is submitted to DPH.  Please note: a Wisconsin State-30 "slot" will not be assigned until DPH has received, reviewed and approved a complete application from the employer, including the physician’s USDOS case file number.  DPH cannot submit a J-1 visa waiver application to the USDOS until a federal case file number is available.

A list of immigration attorneys who have successfully worked with the Division of Public Health on J-1 visa waivers is available upon request by contacting DPH staff.

Other questions on the Wisconsin State-30 application process should be directed to:

Mailing Address:

Primary Care Office
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI  53701-2659

Fax: 608-267-2832
Telephone: 608-267-7121
E-mail: DHSPrimaryCareOffice@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Street Address:

Primary Care Office
Division of Public Health
1 W. Wilson St., Room 250
Madison, WI  53703-3445


Last Revised: June 16, 2015