Procedure for Receiving a J-1 Visa Waiver Application Case Number
To start the J-1 visa waiver application process, an applicant needs to communicate with both federal and state agencies. Please carefully read the following instructions before applying for a case number.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that before submitting a Data Sheet and filing fee, applicants contact Lawrence Colaizy at (651) 201-3851 or Lorry Colaizy to determine that the employer/facility and the applicant/physician both meet the minimum requirements to qualify for a waiver. The determination that the employer and the applicant meet the minimum requirements does not guarantee that the full application will be approved by MDH.
US Department of State Requirements:
Prior to applying for a J-1 visa waiver an applicant must send a completed Data Sheet, two self-addressed, stamped, legal-size envelopes (S.A.S.E.), and a filing fee to the United States Department of State and receive a case number. The case number must appear on all documents filed with the application.
The Data Sheet, S.A.S.E., and filing fee should be mailed to:
Waiver Review Division
P.O. Box 952137
St. Louis, MO 63195-2137
The required Waiver Review Application Data Sheet (revised 4/02) is online as a PDF Document.
Minnesota Department of Health Requirements:
DO NOT send a check to MDH.
A copy of all documents submitted to the U.S. Department of State should be sent to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882