Immigration Resources for Physicians

Currently comprising a quarter of the U.S. physician workforce, international medical graduate (IMG) physicians are an essential group to consider for recruitment purposes, particularly for positions located in geographic areas with limited applicant pools. While the process of recruiting IMG physicians can be complex and daunting, the Sivaraman Law Firm has extensive experience in assisting IMG physicians and their employers in navigating the visa process.

U.S. immigration options for physicians include J-1 Waivers and H-1B Sponsorship. Two common pathways to permanent residency for physicians are the Labor Certification (PERM) process, or the National Interest Waiver.

For information about Conrad 30 J-1 visa requirements, see the Conrad 30 Map and click on a state for information about that state's Conrad 30 program.


We welcome you to read more about these immigration options. Questions? Contact an immigration attorney at the Sivaraman Law Firm to request a consultation.

Labor Certification

The Labor Certification process (PERM) is a test of the U.S. labor market to determine that there are no willing, able, and qualified U.S. workers to… Read More

National Interest Waiver

Physicians who are working full-time in an area designated as having a shortage of health care professionals — or at a health care facility under th… Read More

J-1 Waivers

The J-1 visa category for Alien Physicians allows foreign medical graduates to obtain residency training within the United States under the auspices o… Read More

H-1B Sponsorship

Receiving a waiver of the two-year home residency requirement is just the first step in a two-step visa sponsorship process for all J-1 candidates, as… Read More