Visa Information

BH will sponsor J-1 and H1-B visa on an individualized basis upon request. You must be in possession of a contract from a Bridgeport Hospital program in order to initiate the application process. It is the responsibility of the resident/fellow to understand this process and the requirements for securing a visa which will permit commencement of training on the required date. Applicable information can be found at the following web sites:

Please note:

  • After matching with one of our training programs you must make your visa needs (J-1 or H1-B) known to your Program Coordinator
  • You must apply for premium processing to expedite your application. You are responsible for this expense.
  • You must be able to enter the U.S. prior to the start of your training in order to meet the employment requirements of Bridgeport Hospital (evaluation by Employee Health).
  • You must be able to attend New Resident Orientation.

Please feel free to contact your Department or the Department of Medical Education if you have any questions.