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US J-1 visas for doctors

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Physicians who would like to enter the US in J-1 status to participate in graduate medical training are subject to strict requirements. They must have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Sciences, they should have good English, they are automatically subject to the two-year foreign residence requirement (to be scheduled later), and are subject to time limits on the duration of their program.

Physicians coming to the United States on exchange visitor programs for the purpose of observation, consultation, teaching, or research in which little or no patient care is involved are not subject to the above requirements. suggests you also view our information on the H-1B visa for foreign physicians.

Further information, help, and advice's team of specialists has over 25 years of experience in immigration services, and have helped thousands of people to study and work in the US. All applications for US visas are dealt with in-house by a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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