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23 November 2016

Museums and other non-profit institutions are now eligible to bring in J-1 Research Scholars through a third-party host organization

Kathleen Grzegorek

The U.S. Department of State promotes the J-1 research scholar program to “facilitate the exchange of ideas and research in a variety of fields between people of the U.S. and people of other countries.”  The research scholar category is reserved for foreign nationals who enter the country to primarily conduct ... Read More

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28 September 2016

The J-1 Program Demystified: Answers to Your Top J Visa Questions

Kathleen Grzegorek

Reprinted with permission from Inside Immigration (Apr. 2013), copyright by the American Immigration Lawyers Association The J-1 Visa or Exchange Visitor Program began with the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. The goal was to promote the understanding of other cultures by the people of the United States as well ... Read More

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1 June 2016

Part I: Journey from Home Country to H-1 B Work Visa

Who is an International Medical Graduate? An International Medical Graduates (IMG) or a foreign physician is a physician who received his/her medical degree outside the U.S. or Canada. What are the initial steps to be undertaken to practice medicine in the USA? An (IMG) begins the journey of immigrating to ... Read More

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1 June 2016

Part II: Physicians- Path to Legal Permanent Residency

The Part I of the article covered the journey of an International Medical Graduate (“IMG”) from seeking Residency to an H-1b Visa.  IMG’s who pursue residency program in a J-1 visa are subject to the two (2) years of home residency requirement.  In order to avoid the home residency requirement, ... Read More

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