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Physician Visas

FOREIGN PHYSICIANS - INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

The immigration law is responsive to the widely held belief that there are clearly areas of shortages of physicians in the U.S. The immigration laws try to address this maldistribution of medical services in parts of the United States by providing physicians incentives to service in shortage areas. Most physicians enter the United States on either J-1 or H-1B visas. The H-1B is often considered more beneficial to the physician, whereas the J-1 may be the only option offered by certain medical schools and hospitals because of fewer employer responsibilities and liabilities. more »


Nurse Visas

IMMIGRATION OPTIONS FOR NURSES

Temporary Visas

TN STATUS (TRADE NAFTA WORK PERMITS - FOR CANADIAN AND MEXICAN CITIZENS ONLY.

Health care workers who are citizens of Canada and Mexico may enter the United States under TN-1 status to work. TN Classification is generally available to RNs, Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Medical Technologists, but not to licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, or speech language pathologists. more »

 


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