09-18-2009, 03:03 PM
I"m afemale FMG want to continue my residency in USA through Kaplan "s I-20 .Does anybody hear about that?and also the duration of visa??or any other way for getting visa with lower costs?:confused:
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10-14-2009, 07:50 AM
Since no one replied with their personal experiences, thought some general info may help:
For residency, students acquire an H1B or J-1 visa. The H1B is a temporary nonimmigrant work permit that allows an H1B holder to work at a sponsoring U.S. employer for an initial period of 3 years, renewable up to six years . It is often considered preferable to the J-1 visa because it carries no two year home residency requirement.
The H1B is available to eligible physicians entering the U.S. to perform teaching/research or to provide direct patient care.
The J-1 visa for exchange visitors is designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills in the fields of arts, business, education, and sciences. Participants include trainees professional trainees in the medical and allied fields; students at all academic levels, among others.
Applicants for the J1 visa must have sufficient funds to cover all expenses, or funds must be provided by the sponsoring organization in the form of a scholarship or other stipend. J1 exchange visitors must have sufficient scholastic preparation to participate in the designated program, including knowledge of the English language, or the exchange program must be designed to accommodate non-English speaking participants.
Check the USCIS site:
There are other websites hosted by immigration lawyers that may be very helpful.
I'll email you some more general info as well.