J-1 Visa Waiver Granted to Pakistani Neonatologist to Serve in Danville, Illinois
May 8, 2014 - This Pakistani physician obtained his residency training in pediatrics in June of 2011 in the United States while on a J-1 visa. After completion of his residency, he began his fellowship training in neonatology. Because of his qualifications, a hospital in Illinois retained our firm in order to file for this physician’s J-1 visa waiver in order to forgo the 2-year foreign residence requirement to allow him to work under a three year contract in the Danville, Illinois, a federally designated health professional shortage area.
In his petition, we stated that the hospital is in critical need of this physician’s services as 1) his employment would greatly reduce health care cost; 2) his employment is in the national interest; and 3) the hospital’s traditional recruitment efforts have not been able to retain such a physician for a sufficient long period. We filed his J-1 visa waiver petition on April 7, 2014 and it was approved on May 8, 2014.