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Physician Issues: Nonimmigrant Visas to Permanent Residence

April 24, 2018
Web Seminar

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Presented 04/24/2018
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Web Seminar
SKU WS2018-04-24

Practitioners need to know the practical considerations when filing nonimmigrant visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) applications for physicians. Our panel of experts will discuss the next steps after a physician receives a J-1 waiver, including the timing of NIV application filings and when the physician needs to obtain licensure.

Featured Topics

  • What Is an “Unqualified Physician,” and Who Needs the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and/or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)?
  • Physicians of National or International Renown (H-1B) or Acclaim (O-1): What Credentials Qualify?
  • Physicians Qualifying for EB-1A, EB-1B: Do They Need USMLE and/or ECFMG?
  • Canadian Physicians: What Is Required for the NIV or IV If the Physician Attended a Canadian Medical School?
  • Other IV Categories: What Is Required If a Physician Proceeds with a National Interest Waiver or PERM? Do They Still Need USMLE and/or ECFMG?

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Mahsa Khanbabai (DL), Easton, MA
Mahsa Khanbabai is founder of Khanbabai Immigration law and has dedicated her legal career to immigration issues, representing individual, nonprofit, educational and business clients. A significant part of her practice is devoted to assisting foreign dental graduates and international medical graduates. Her desire to help international medical graduates stems from her father’s experiences in the U.S. as a young J-1 medical resident from Iran. Attorney Khanbabai has been an active member of AILA for over 18 years and she currently serves as treasurer of the AILA New England Chapter. She is a member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce and contributes an annual article on international medical graduates and the J-1 waiver process for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication on immigration law.

Jennifer Minear, AILA 2nd Vice President, Richmond, VA
Jennifer Minear is a director with McCandlish Holton, PC, in Richmond, VA. Her business immigration practice focuses on the healthcare sector as well as the representation of other professionals and their employers in employment-based immigration matters, including employers who are exempt from the H-1B cap. She is a frequent panelist at national and international conferences and CLEs and the author of numerous articles on immigration topics. A cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, Ms. Minear is listed among the Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys and was named an “Influential Woman of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Ms. Minear is the 2014 recipient of the Susan Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award, and currently serves as the AILA 2nd Vice President.

Adam S. Cohen, Memphis, TN
Adam S. Cohen is an attorney in the Memphis office of Siskind Susser, where he practices exclusively immigration and nationality law. Mr. Cohen represents corporate and individual clients in several areas of immigration law, with a particular concentration on the immigration of physicians, allied health professionals, researchers, and academics. He is an active member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce (IMGT), the physician immigration bar organization, and currently serves as its Conference Chair. He is also an active member of AILA and NAFSA: Association of International Educators where he was recently accepted into the Trainer Corps. Mr. Cohen is a past Board Member of the Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter and a member of the Florida Bar. He has been a speaker at AILA, IMGT, NAFSA, and other conferences, and he has written articles for various publications. Formerly, Mr. Cohen worked as an Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Physician Issues: Nonimmigrant Visas to Permanent Residence web seminar takes place Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time
The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on April 23, 2018.

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