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Advice needed please

Immigration issues, H1B and J1 visa sponsorship issues

Advice needed please

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:02 pm

I am from Ghana, presently leaving in Ireland. Just matched in a program that sponsors only J1 visa in family medicine.

I have passed step 3 and I will be Fiancee is an American citizen, will be getting married by summer this year.

I am wondering if I should turn down the offer and applied again after getttin my GC. Or will it be easy for me to change my status b4 the end of my residency or must I go home at the end of my residency.

Honest advice needed please

Postby bansal » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:23 pm

if you can go for a court marriage now, you will get the provisonal permanent resident status within 90 days, and you can start your residency on that. otherwise just accept J1, it will be easier for you to find a waiver job here in US, due to family reasons, and the family medicine..which has more job oppurtunities.
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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:59 am

Thanks for your reply,

You said Family Medicine has more Job opportunities, but I was thinking to change to OBGYN, are there more Job in FP than OBGYN I thought the reverse is true.

Thanks for your help

Postby anatolyk » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:19 am

There definitely more residency positions in FP than in OB.

For example this year there are 2711 FP and 1154 OB PGY-1 positions.

This also reflects the need for trained doctors in these specialties.
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Postby Guest » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:06 pm

Its not funny, got my J1 visa. Still having double mind about the J1 issue.

How many percentage of IMG with J1 who wants weaver actually get wavier.

Can I pull out of the program now and try for h1B IN obgyn NEXT YEAR.


Postby anatolyk » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:53 pm

From what I heard, everybody who really wants to stay, do stay.
The simplest way is a waiver for working in underserved area.
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