Are you looking for more options to employ foreign workers in the United States? One of the options may be through the J-1 program. You can either apply to be designated as a sponsor. You must have a responsible officer with at least 3 years of experience in international exchange, have experience in operating a successful business, present financial statements, or audit report, meet financial obligations and responsibilities of the exchange visitor program and demonstrate your ability to comply with the regulations of the exchange visitor program. The processing time is over 4-6 months. Alternatively, you may participate in the J-1 program as the host organization that conduct training or internship programs according to an agreement with the designated sponsor.
J-1 program is for the following foreign workers: professors and research scholars, short-term scholars, trainees or interns, college and university students, teachers, secondary school students, nonacademic specialists, foreign physicians, international visitors, government visitors, camp counselors, au pair and summer students in a travel and work program.
Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice. We simplified the law to provide general information about J-1 program. If you would like to discuss if you are eligible to apply for J-1 sponsor designation or need help hiring foreign workers through J-1 program, schedule a consultation with an experienced J-1 immigration lawyer in Arizona at www.calendly.com/irena-3 TODAY or call our office at 480-425-2009! We look forward to talking with you and helping you hire foreign workers through J-1 program!
Foreign medical graduates may be eligible for H-1B visa if they have an invitation from a public or nonprofit private educational or reserach institution or agency to teach and conduct research, or if coming as a clinical physician and have passed (i) the licensing administered by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US or an equivalent and (ii) English language proficiency test given by ECFMG.
If the foreign physician is not coming to the U.S. to perform services as a member of the medical profession (e.g., administrator of drug company), the certifying exam is not required. A physician’s assistant or medical researcher are not eligible for H-1B visa if they are involved in any manner whatsoever in direct patient care.
Another option may be J-1 visa or under certain circumstances B-1 visa.
A medical doctor otherwise classifiable H-1 as a member of a profession whose purpose for coming to the United States is to observe U.S. medical practices and consult with colleagues on latest techniques, may be eligible to visit the U.S. as a B-1 visitor for 60-90 days provided no remuneration is received from a U.S. source and no patient care is involved.
Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice. We simplified the law to provide general information about some visa options for foreign medical physicians. If you would like to discuss what is the best visa option in your circumstances or need help obtaining visa for foreing medical graduate, schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer in Phoenix at www.calendly.com/irena-3 TODAY or call our office at 480-425-2009! We look forward to talking with you and helping you obtain visa fro foreign physician!