International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and their employers face specific and complex immigration issues. Many IMGs come to the United States to train with a J-1 visa which requires them to return home for two years after completion of training. IMGs have the option to request a waiver of this two year foreign residence requirement through sponsorship by an Interested Government Agency, such as a state department of health.
Our attorneys have assisted dozens of foreign physicians and their employers to successfully navigate through the J-1 Waiver process and then on to legal permanent residence in the United States. We also have significant experience handling immigration matters for nurses, physical therapists, medical technologists and other related professions.