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J-1 Visa Waiver Granted to Pakistani Neonatologist to Serve in Danville, Illinois 

April 24, 2014 - This internal medicine physician from Pakistan entered the United States on a J-1 visa. While on her J-1 visa, she completed her residency training and became certified in internal medicine. Per the 2-year foreign residence requirement, this physician was initially required to return to Pakistan to fulfill the requirement of providing healthcare to people of Pakistan. However, due to a Michigan hospital’s critical need of this physician’s services in their underpriveleged and underserved communities, the Michigan hospital petitioned for the physician’s J-1 waiver.

The hospital retained our firm in order to file the J-1 visa waiver to waive the 2-year foreign residence requirement. We submitted the application, demonstrating the hospital’s needs for an internal medicine physician as well as their failed recruitment efforts. Upon review, the USCIS approved the application on April 24, 2014.

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