Experienced legal guidance on immigration for health care companies and professionals
For healthcare professionals and others, the United States offers an exchange visitor program that allows you to work and study in the country for a limited period of time. Serving foreign nationals from around the world, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC provides knowledgeable, efficient legal service to apply for and receive a visa or waiver that best suits your individual goals and situation.
With offices in New York City and eight other major U.S. cities, our law firm has an established record of assisting individuals, families, and companies with their immigration and travel goals to the United States. With more than 200 years of combined experience creating success stories for our clients, we can help you reach your destination.
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The J-1 visa program provides foreign nationals with the opportunity to work and study in the United States. This exchange program is intended to enrich the United States and originating countries by allowing visitors to teach, provide healthcare, conduct research, or pursue medical education in the United States. Here are some points to know about the J-1 visa process:
- An important feature of the J-1 visa process is your sponsor. In order to apply for and receive a J-1 visa, you must be sponsored by an organization or agency authorized by the U.S. State Department.
- For J-1 visa holders, your spouse or dependents can apply for a J-2 visa to allow them to accompany you to the US. The J-2 visa allows your spouse or dependent to study while in the United States or to work upon receipt of an Employment Authorization Document.
- At the conclusion of their J-1 visa term, you are expected to return to your home country for a period of two years to apply the information gained while living, working, and studying in the United States to help your country.
- Should you wish to change your status from nonimmigrant to immigrant, you can apply for a J-1 waiver that allows you to remain in the country beyond your J-1 visa two-year time limit. There are strict conditions attached to granting a J-1 waiver. In New York City and elsewhere, our law firm has significant experience helping clients obtain J-1 waivers.
Other nonimmigrant visa programs also permit qualified specialty workers and their dependents to travel and work in the United States on a temporary or nonimmigrant basis. For healthcare workers, certification of training, skills, licensure, and proficiency in the English language are required. In addition, general nonimmigrant and employer-based immigration processes are available for employers in all industries.
Those with extraordinary ability in the sciences and other areas, researchers, and healthcare professionals are welcome to study and work in this country with the appropriate authorizations. As a center for healthcare research and care facilities, New York is a vibrant choice for foreign nationals interested in learning more about what the United States has to offer.
If you have questions about applying for a visa to work or study in the United States, our law firm helps you understand and exercise the options right for your situation.