Friday, March 27, 2020

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WITH AN APPROVED IMMIGRATION PETITION SHOULD CONTACT THEIR NEAREST US EMBASSY OR CONSULATE


The US Department of State has issued a statement that all medical professionals, particularly those working to combat Covid-19, should contact their nearest US Embassy to request a visa appointment.  If you are a medical professional and have an approved I-129, I-140 or other immigration petition, you should contact the US Embassy or Consulate nearest to you to schedule a visa appointment as soon as possible.  Even if the Embassy is currently closed to routine interviews, an interview may be granted for a medical professional. 

The medical professional with an approved I-140 must have a current priority date.

42 comments:

  1. Does this apply to RN on EB3 employment Visa

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  2. Im not sure though, but it includes I-140..i think it includes eb3..

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  3. how will this work? does this include nurses? how can the embassy issue visas when they are currently closed?

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    1. Not all embassies are closed. Also, once they open you should try to contact them directly.

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  4. Does it include nurses on approved I130,how does it work

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  5. Even though visa screening is not finished yet?

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  6. How about those still to on DQ process?

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    1. You should contact the embassy. They should expedite the DQ.

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  8. Hi. Does our Priority date need to be current to be eligible? or does an approved I-140 will be suffice? My PD is November 2018 EB3 Philippines.

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    1. The medical professional with an approved I-140 must have a current priority date.

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  9. Is this only applicable for nurses and not for other healthcare professionals such as PTs?

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  10. Good day atty.
    With our current situation right now , do you think that there are more approvals of petition specially in I-140 eb3 nurses in the next coming months ? Since it is in demand now in usa ? Thanks

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  11. Hi atty. does priority date need to be curent? Or I-140 be enough? My pd is january 2019. Eb3 from Philippines. Thank u

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    1. The medical professional with an approved I-140 must have a current priority date.

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  12. Hi Atty., Im a nurse and I already have an immigrant visa issued here in Europe however, there's a travel ban imposed. Will I be exempted to travel despite the ban? Thanks very much

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    1. You should check with your airline. Be sure to point out the DOS webpage.

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  13. Good day atty.
    When filling the nxt petition after denial , would it be the same receipt number again ? Thanks

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    1. No - different number for the new petition.

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  14. What about those with valid visa but can't travel due to restrictions, visa due to expire by June?

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    1. You should check with your airline. Be sure to point out the DOS webpage.

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  15. Sir
    My licence is for Newyork state still not transferto missouri state.
    What about the medical check and the original pfferletter from the hospital .

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    1. Contact your employer to help you with this.

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  16. Will this be helpful for nurse working on h4 ead

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    1. If you are in the US, you will not need this, which applies to embassies.

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  17. Will this be helpful for nurse working on h4 ead

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    1. Your questions are very specific to you. I do not offer specific legal advice in this format. You should make sure that you have an experienced attorney to give you the best advice for your situation.

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  19. How about those nurses that their petition is under review at uscis?

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  20. Good day atty, do you think PD will move forward next visa bulletin since they need more nurses especially those under EB3? Thank you.

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  21. Does it also work for a Heath Care professional who is not the primary applicant of an i-140 approved petition ?

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  22. Sorry it was not clear to me. I (principal applicant) do have an approved I-140, as a driver and my wife is a Health Care Worker. EB3- Other Workers is not current now. Executive Order implemented yesterday, suspended immigration, but Health Care Professionals were exempted. My doubt is..If EB3 others workers become current again, our petitions will be exempted? considering the fact that the primary applicant is not a health Care worker...only my wife. Thanks in advance.

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    1. I don't follow your explanation unfortunately. You probably want to email the attorney on your case, and take this off the public forum.

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