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North Carolina J-1 Visa Waiver Program Releases New Guidelines for 2019

The North Carolina Office of Rural Health (ORH) is the government agency designated to implement the J-1 Visa waiver provision for foreign medical graduates. ORH recently released new guidelines for the J-1 visa waiver (“Conrad 30”) program. The… Read More
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Are you subject to INA 212(e) due to the J-1 Skills List?

What is INA 212(e)? Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires J-1 exchange visitors to return to their country of citizenship or last residence for two years before obtaining an H or L visa or permanent residency if they en… Read More
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Physicians Under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced 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… Read More
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Physician J-1 Waiver Panel

Heather Sivaraman participated as a panelist on the “Nonimmigrant Visa Issues Panel.” This panel was also an event at the Physician Immigration Law Institute’s Advanced Issues for J-1 Physician Employers and Practitioners panel. The panel wa… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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