Physicians and Healthcare-Related Immigration

Webber Law Firm, LLC has been retained by health systems, hospitals, physicians, and other health science professionals to handle immigration matters.  We have extensive experience with international medical graduates working in both clinical and research settings.  We also advise on immigration issues and strategies for dentists, registered nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals.

Our work includes analysis of J-1 physicians subject to the two-year home residence requirement, including waivers based on service in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA).  We have prepared and advised on H-1B filings for medical residents, fellows, post-doctoral researchers, physicians, and other kinds of health professionals and medical researchers.

We believe our highly responsive and strategic approach to lawyering is advantageous in many physician and health professional cases due to the complex timing issues associated with testing and state licensure.

We have experience analyzing issues related to H-1B cap exemption and concurrent employment (moonlighting).

For permanent residence processing, we strategize with clients on various options and have developed some creative strategies for time-sensitive situations.  Historically we handled more RN (registered nurse) cases but due to immigrant visa number retrogression, our practice in that area has diminished in recent years.  We have handled both PERM and PERM-exempt strategies for physicians and other healthcare professionals, and we have executed strategies to obtain permanent residence for foreign nationals moving from research-based positions into clinical roles.