Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Health Workers

USCIS Discusses Requirements for H-1Bs in Health Care Specialty Occupations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a memorandum (PDF) clarifying the standards for adjudicating H-1B petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries seeking employment in a health care specialty occupation. Among other things, the memo notes that if the petitioner provides documentary evidence that the beneficiary has a valid license to practice a health… Read More

State Dept. Issues Final Rule on Foreign Health Care Worker Certifications

The Department of State (DOS) issued a final rule effective October 20, 2008, that adopts as final without change the Department’s interim rule published at 67 Fed. Reg. 77158 (Dec. 17, 2002). The rule requires certain health care workers seeking admission to the U.S., excluding physicians, to present certificates establishing competency in a specific health… Read More