EB-3 Visa Lawyer in Los Angeles

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In situations where American workers are unavailable for positions in the health care and medical sectors, the U.S. government facilitates the hiring of foreign professionals for these roles.

If you’re a foreign health care professional or a U.S. employer aiming to recruit a competent foreign medical expert, Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is here to assist. With over two decades of experience, our Los Angeles immigration attorney has been aiding foreign nationals and American health care establishments in obtaining diverse visas for their employment-related immigration requirements.

For inquiries, simply call us at (800) 976-5675 or send us an email. We’re prepared to guide you through the visa process, address your concerns, and help you achieve your desired immigration status.

Schedule A Visas for Registered Nurses & Other Medical Professionals

Schedule A lists occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as having a shortage in the U.S., including nurses, physical therapists, and other medical professionals. Benefits of petitioning for a Schedule A employment-based immigration visa include:

  • Bypassing the labor market test and other labor certification (PERM) procedures for employers aiming to recruit foreign workers for health care roles in the U.S.
  • Easier transition to permanent residence status for foreign employees.

At Hanlon Law Group, P.C., our Los Angeles Schedule A visa attorneys excel in aiding employers and foreign nationals in the application process for nurse visas and other work visas under Schedule A. Our comprehensive employment-based immigration services encompass:

  • Visa petition preparation and submission.
  • Status adjustment facilitation for exchange students and foreign workers residing in the U.S.
  • Visa extension or renewal applications.
  • Assistance with appeals post visa petition denial.

Certifications for Health Care Workers

Excluding doctors, health care workers aiming to obtain U.S. visas must secure USCIS-approved certifications to confirm their education, training, professional licensing, experience, and proficiency in English (both written and oral). This certification is mandatory during the USCIS visa petition process. Health care professionals required to acquire these certifications include:

  • Registered nurses, practice nurses, and licensed vocational nurses.
  • Medical technicians, lab techs, and clinical researchers.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
  • Physician assistants.

Starting an Application for a Health Care Worker Visa

The application process for a health care worker visa differs based on the applicant’s intent to work temporarily or permanently in the U.S. Here’s a general overview:

  • For nonimmigrant petitions, the process commences with the employer filling out Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and submitting it to USCIS. This form can also extend a foreign worker’s U.S. stay or request a status change.
  • For immigrant petitions, the process begins with the employer completing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. If a status adjustment is required once the worker is in the U.S., Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, must be completed and submitted to USCIS.

Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

If you’re a health care employer looking to bring qualified foreign workers to the U.S. or a health care professional seeking a U.S. work visa, contact our Los Angeles immigration lawyer at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. We offer:

  • Free initial consultations.
  • Advanced online immigration case management technology.
  • Personalized, responsive service.
  • Affordable services with flexible payment options.
  • Multilingual immigration services in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Reach out to us at (800) 976-5675 or via our contact form to learn more about our services.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

The trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs, and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyer has the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

The attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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