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Category: Healthcare Center

  • H-1B Cap Exemptions for Physicians

    The H-1B program allows companies and other employers in the U.S. to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. If the petition is granted, the H-1B visa will be […]
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  • 5 Essential Insights for Physician Recruiters & Hospitals on Physician Immigration

    Here are five essential insights from Berardi attorney Andrea Godfread-Brown relative to physician immigration for recruiters and hospitals. Understanding Visa Statuses of IMGs It’s crucial to know if an International Medical Graduate (IMG) holds H-1B or J-1 visa status. J-1 status necessitates a two-year return to the home country, impacting the transition to H-1B status […]
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  • Adjudication of H-1B Petitions for Nurses

    The most up to date U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memo on the adjudication of H-1B petitions for nursing position was issued in 2015, making it still applicable today. Its purpose was to assist USCIS officers in deciding whether or not a nursing position meets the definition of a specialty occupation.  H-1B Specialty […]
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  • Everything You Need to Know About VisaScreen Certificates

    VisaScreen, also known as the Visa Credentials Assessment Service, is a comprehensive screening service used for foreign healthcare professionals who are seeking occupational visas in order to work in the United States. Upon completion and approval of an applicant’s VisaScreen, they will receive an official ICHP Certificate, satisfying the U.S. Federal screening requirements that certain […]
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  • NIEs Automatically Extended for 12 Months

    On July 6th 2021, the Department of State released guidance confirming that, “existing National Interest Exceptions (NIE) will be valid for 12 months from the date of approval and for multiple entries, as long as they are used for the purpose under which they were granted.” The 12-month extension applies retroactively to all existing NIEs […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Medical Laboratory Technologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Medical Laboratory Technologist, also known as Medical Technologist. How to Qualify as a Medical […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Dentist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Dentist.  How to Qualify as a Dentist To qualify for TN […]
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  • New York State’s Quarantine Rules for International Travelers

    On September 28, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 205.1 confirming the mandatory quarantine requirements for international travelers arriving in New York State.  What are the New York State quarantine requirements for international travelers? The order modifies Executive Order No. 205, which confirmed a 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in New York from any state with […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Physicians

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  A TN visa or status request may be approved for Canadian and Mexican physicians who intend […]
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  • HHS Expands Clinical Waiver Program to “All Facilities” in HPSA 07 or Higher

    The J-1 visa offers researchers, scholars, professors, medical trainees, and others the opportunity to come to the United States to participate in a sponsored program. However, the amount of time the visa holder can remain in the country is not unlimited. Exchange visitors under the J-1 program are required to return to their home country […]
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