Foreign nationals who receive graduate medical education/training in the United States in J-1 status are subject to a two-year home residency requirement, which requires a two-year stay in their home country at the end of their education/training. Unless this requirement is fulfilled or waived, the physician is ineligible to change status to other non-immigrant visa categories, obtain an H or L visa, or adjust status to become a legal permanent resident.
Employment and Immigration Law
Doctors Can Clear Immigration Hurdles
The Connecticut Law Tribune
October 19, 2012
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