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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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Rural Areas Continue to Experience Physician Shortage

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a temporary suspension of premium processing services for H-1B visas. Using premium processing, an employer pays an extra $1,225. The $1,225 guarantees to have the H-1B app… Read More
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H-1B Cap Season Coming Soon

The H-1B Cap Season for this year will be opening on April 3, 2017. It will remain open for 5 days thereafter. This excludes non-profit institutions for research, institutions of higher education, and those seeking extension of H-1B status. Who can a… Read More
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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver Information

Having access to qualified physicians is essential for every community. However, some rural communities experience difficulty in recruiting these physicians and keeping them in the community. At times, these rural areas must rely on the recruitment o… Read More
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USCIS Released Updated Processing Times

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) released updated processing time reports on February 21, 2017. The updated processing times include processing dates as of December 31, 2016. Processing times are included for the California… Read More
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New Rural Health Information Maps

The Rural Health Information Hub has released a resource helpful for physicians attempting to locate J-1 waiver eligible employers. The map shows health professional shortage areas for primary care, as well as dental health and mental health. The res… 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 was h… 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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