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Update on H and J Visas for Medical Professionals

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Immigration Asylum Laws, J1 Visa, J2

We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment. For those foreign medical professionals already in the United States: J-1 Alien… Read More »

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Can You Marry a U.S. Citizen While on a J-1 Visa and Get a Green Card?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: J1 Visa

In theory, nothing stops a J-1 visa holder from getting married to a United States citizen. However, the J-1 holder may not be immediately eligible for U.S. lawful permanent residence (a “green card”) based on that marriage, depending on the exact terms of the visa—in particular, whether he or she is subject to the… Read More »

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Is a J-1 Visa Holder Eligible to apply for a Green Card?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: J1 Visa

The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa category is for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs. Participants are integral to the success of the program. Yes, a J-1 visa holder is eligible for a green card. To obtain a green card, the alien must first file a petition I-140 with the… Read More »

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