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Just How Screwed Up is the NVC? A Lot! Can an Attorney Help? Good Question

By |January 30th, 2015|

One of the commenters to our blog, over a series of posts, has outlined his recent experience with the NVC’s processing of the paperwork for […]

California Modifies Law Requiring Social Security Number for Professional Licenses to Allow for Use of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers; Doesn’t Help Most Foreign Born Healthcare Professionals

By |January 29th, 2015|

On September 28, 2014, the Governor of California signed into law a bill which modified the current law in California requiring the submission of […]

Growing Social Security Requirement Trend for Licenses Has Negative Effect on Foreign Educated Healthcare Professionals But is Probably Not Intended to Keep Them Out of the US

By |January 28th, 2015|

In response to our recent post regarding the growing trend of states requiring social security numbers in order to process RN license applications, we […]

Vermont Policy Requiring Social Security Number for Renewal of Nursing License Reflects Growing Trend in the US

By |January 27th, 2015|

The Vermont Board of Nursing has announced that as of the 2015 RN renewal cycle, all licensees and NCLEX re-take applicants must document a […]

Mexican Consulates in the US Now Issuing Certified Copies of Birth Certificates Registered in Mexico

By |January 26th, 2015|

Starting January 15th, 2015, the consulates of Mexico in the United States will issue copies of birth certificates registered in Mexico. To obtain their certified copies, […]

What is the Child Status Protection Act and How Can it Help My Child?

By |January 23rd, 2015|

The Child Status Protection Act was passed (CSPA) to address the fact that many children are harmed by the fact that their parent’s green […]

Is a Healthcare Worker Certificate (a.k.a. VisaScreen) a Condition of Status of a Requirement for Entry?

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Many people are confused about the purpose of the Healthcare Worker Certificate (a.k.a VisaScreen) and the need to keep it valid. The Healthcare Worker Certificate […]

The Atlantic Questions Whether Medical Licensing Policies in the U.S. Deter Foreign Medical Graduates

By |January 21st, 2015|

In a recent article, The Atlantic reviewed the process that foreign medical graduates must follow to obtain a medical license and asked whether these […]

What Happens to My I-140 if I Leave My Employer Before it is Approved?

By |January 21st, 2015|

If you leave your employer before your I-140 is approved, one of two things can happen: 1) the employer which filed the I-140 petition […]

What Does the NVC Send You After They Send the 60 Day Letter? Does the NVC Need 60 Days Each Time You Submit Additional Documents?

By |January 20th, 2015|

Given increasing delays in the processing of green card case paperwork by the National Visa Center (NVC), last summer the NVC began issuing letters […]