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H1 visa - Anatolyk

Immigration issues, H1B and J1 visa sponsorship issues

H1 visa - Anatolyk

Postby nas » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:54 am

Hi Anatolyk,

If the hospital is ready to go the extra length, is there is any possibility of getting a H1 visa without passing USMLE step 3.

When is the latest that an IMG should take step 3 for getting H1 visa, without causing unreasonable delays?

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Postby anatolyk » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:03 pm

As far as I know Step 3 is a requirement imposed by the immigration authorities, which cannot be waived.

H1 processing takes from 1 to 6 months. So, best case scenario, you would need your Step 3 results one month before residency starts. But I think this is a real stretch. Realistically, I think April is the deadline.
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