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Employment Transfer Letters of Support (No Objection Letters)

Michigan does not encourage the transfer of employment once a waiver has been approved. Unforeseen circumstances may cause the need for a waiver recipient to transfer employers, such as the facility closure or a breach in contract. 

In a request for a letter of support please include the following information:

  1. Name, address, and work location of new employer,
  2. Proof that the new employer is located in a federally designated shortage area (e.g., HPSA ID#; to go to the HPSA database click here),
  3. A copy of the signed contract between the waiver recipient and the new employer, and
  4. A letter of release from the sponsoring employer, or a signed/notarized personal statement from the physician, as to why the contractual obligation with sponsoring employer and waiver recipient cannot be fulfilled.

Additional information must be included for physicians who plan to relocate to Michigan from another state:

    1.   A letter of release from the state health department that originally sponsored the waiver, and
    2.   The DOS number of the physician.

MDCH reserves the right to contact the sponsoring employer upon receipt of any request for a letter of support. There is a greater chance that the sponsoring employer will be contacted by MDCH if a signed/notarized personal statement from the physician is submitted as opposed to a letter of release from the sponsoring employer.

The request will be reviewed, and if a favorable decision is made, a letter will be sent to the appropriate USCIS site with a copy also forwarded to the waiver recipient or his/her representation to include in the H-1B employment transfer petition.

In the event of an out-of-state transfer, a copy of the letter will also be sent to the appropriate state Conrad 30 office.

Requests for a letter of no objection should be mailed to:

Michigan Department of Community Health
International Medical Graduate Programs
ATTN: Amber Myers
Capitol View Building, 7th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913

Please allow up to 30 days for the request to be reviewed and processed.

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