Tag: j-1 waiver

June 22, 2016

IMG Physicians: Negotiating your work visa sponsorship

If you’re an IMG physician, you have an extra job-search consideration—you seek not only employment but also an employer who will sponsor your visa. Here’s what you need to know about finding a willing sponsor. When searching for job opportunities, physicians have tons of considerations—location, compensation, paid time off, work schedule, quality of life and […]

August 04, 2015

J-1 Physicians: Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement

Some physicians who come to the United States as Exchange Visitors (J-1 visas) for Graduate Medical Education (GME) or Training are subject to The Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement. Physicians subject to this requirement must return to their home country or last place of residence at the end of their GME or Training. The Two […]

February 28, 2015

When Can Foreign Medical Graduates Apply for the Green Card After J-1 Waiver Approval?

After getting a J-1 waiver application approved (“J-1 waiver”), foreign grad physicians often wonder when to apply for the green card. In most cases, the time to apply depends entirely upon the physician and the sponsoring employer (or relative). Typically, physicians get permanent residence (green card) through one of the following categories: National interest waiver […]