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The Law Offices of James A. Bach has represented doctors and other medical professionals for over twenty-five years.  Doctors in J-1 status present special challenges, but all doctors should be able to immigrate to the United States.

Doctors are especially aware that information obtained on the internet is not substitute for analysis by a knowledgeable professional.  The information presented here must be considered only in conjunction with the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney.

Regulations: waiver of the J-1 two-year return requirement through service with a VA facility or in a medically underserved area ("Conrad 30")

"National Interest Waiver" Regulations

Adjustment of Status Regulations

Health Professional Shortage Areas

Equivalence of Foreign Medical Degree to U.S. Medical Degree

State Department J-1 Waiver Guidelines

Labor Certification

*The information contained on this site should not be used as a basis for taking action or for failing to act.  Instead, it is intended to educate our clients and members of the public generally, and to provide a background for directing case strategy in collaboration with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.  No attorney / client relationship is created by the information provided, and even our existing clients should not take any action unless they are instructed to do so by us.  Information on this site may be outdated or erroneous, and you should seek the advice of an attorney to determine current law or policy.  The links to other web pages are provided as a convenience only and we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of information obtained from those web sites.


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