International medical graduates (IMG) can enrich their educational opportunities and explore exciting and lucrative careers in the United States, but they must have legal permission to enter the country and to receive training at U.S. medical schools. The J-1 exchange visitor category makes this possible.
The study of medicine is one of the most intensive educational paths you can undertake, and you deserve to have as many opportunities as possible open to you in order to enrich your training. Miranda & Weisman is here to ensure you can live and work in the U.S. by assisting you in the process of qualifying for an exchange visa.
A Maryland foreign medical graduate attorney at our firm can advise you regarding your options for obtaining a J-1 visa in order to come and receive training in the United States. We will advise you on qualifying requirements, help you to complete all necessary paperwork and otherwise assist you in every way possible throughout the immigration process.
Foreign medical graduates may wish to participate in a graduate medical education program, receive training at a U.S. medical school, participate in a research program, or engage in a nonclinical program involving observation, teaching, consultation or research.
In order to enter the country and be permitted to stay through the completion of the program, you will need to complete requirements for a J-1 exchange visitor visa. J-1 clinical programs are sponsored through the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) while hospitals and educational institutions sponsor nonclinical programs. If the nonclinical program is not a designated sponsor for J-1 visas, then ECFMG may act as a sponsor.
There are a variety of requirements in order to obtain a J-1 exchange visa including:
Miranda & Weisman will help you to determine exactly what documentation and information is required to obtain permission to enter the U.S. to further your medical training.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping international medical graduates achieve their dream of becoming well-educated and well-rounded professionals by living and learning in the United States. We will help you during every step of your immigration process from understanding your options to fulfilling J-1 visa requirements to change-of-status requirements and guidance on consular processing.
Call today, 410-321-4994, to speak with a Maryland immigration lawyer and learn more about how we can help you.