J-1 Visa application is done through the ECFMG website (J-1 Visa application Steps). Once a program has MATCHED you, they will initiate the J-1 application through ECFMG. Supporting documentation and status updates will be uploaded and viewed in OASIS.
Documentation required for the J-1 application:
- Contract or Letter of offer
- Statement-of-Need (click here to download) – will take about 3-4 weeks or less IF you prepared a little beforehand. DO NOT forget that the statement of need requires MCCEE at the LEAST (MCCQE1 is HIGHLY recommended for a successful match in CaRMS)
- Copy of Passport biographical pages
- Copy of I-94
- Prepaid/Preaddressed courier service airbill (optional but speeds up the process)
For more untraditional applicants or extra info please click this link to get more info from the ECFMG.
Thank you to Corina Tatar Freitas for putting this together!