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Guestbook Entry for Ravi, United States

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Ravi
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MD
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United States
Comment: 
I used the services of the Law Offices of Rajiv Khanna for my green card under the EB1A/NIW category. I am pleased to say that the firm including Rajiv Khanna and Diane Lombardo were very professional, diligent and prompt. It was comforting to know that I could count on them to deal with the vagaries of the immigration service as I was going through this long, tedious and at times unpredictable process. The entire process took slightly over 3 years for me most of which was due to the long time taken by the immigration service in approving the I-140 and the I-485. My sincere thanks to Rajiv and Diane for helping me through this process.

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Green Card for Physicians

Overview

Physicians seeking a permanent employment opportunity in the United States and employers seeking to sponsor a physician for lawful permanent residency based on permanent employment in the United States must go through a multi-step process:

Foreign nationals and employers must determine whether the foreign national is eligible for lawful permanent residency under one of several, acceptable paths to lawful permanent residency.

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GC future job; H-1 ext. revocation upon 140 denial, etc

I have just been accepted into a residency program here at a university. I am currently working in the same department as a clinical research associate on H1B since april 2006, they have applied for my permanent residency in EB-2 for the same position and I am on 7th year H1B valid till nov 2009. My I-140 is in process and I have responded to RFE on oct 16th and have not got any reply so far. Priority date is oct 2007. The residency starts in july I think I can continue on H1B till my I-140 is pending and since my green card process is in the same department they have assured me that they will not withdraw my I-140 and that I’ll come back and work in the position of research associate after my residency(4years). Please let me know if this is legally possible as they have the intent to hire and I have the intent to join them when green card is approved.

Ans. Yes. As long as the employer has the intention of keeping the job open for you and you have the intention to join them, the green card process can continue.

Quote: If by any chance they say that I can do it, does it involve just an amendment to my H1b or will it be a fresh H1b? My job responsibilities will change and $8000 change in salary only.( from Research Associate to resident). If yes, can I join residency before the amendment is approved? I heard that INS should receive the petition before the join date and I am fine.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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May physicians process GC during residency?

Is it possible to start GC process during my first year medical residency if my hospital agrees. Have you dealt with cases like this.

The essence of a green card application is that it is meant to be for a job in the future. 

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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EB1 – Outstanding Researcher/Professor

We won an EB1 Outstanding Researcher/Professor case for an applicant holding an M.B.B.S.   This applicant had over eight years of teaching and research experience in addition to his experience practicing as an Internal Medicine physician.  He was world-renowned for his exceptional contributions to his field of medicine.  We offered 17 exceptional recommendation letters from experts around the world who acknowledged the high level of achievement of this individual.

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EB2 - National Interest Wavier (Physician in Medically Underserved Area

We won a case for National Interest Waiver for a Physician working in a medically underserved area.  We provided a five year contract, copy of his J-1 Waiver approval, numerous experience letters, a letter from the Department of State and documentation to reflect statistics of health professional shortage in the area.

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Extension of Investor Visas, Religious Visas, Conrad 30 for Physicians

We are being informed that EB-5 investments in regional centers are now possible until December. The date has been extended.
1) Is this true?
2) Given that a green card is available years after the initial investment, in the current volatile immigration climate, how safe is an EB-5 ?

True. The EB-5, the religious visa programs and Conrad 30 waives for foreign physicians have been extended until 8 December 2017 pursuant to H.R. 601 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers.

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