Immigration for Healthcare Organizations


Immigration for Healthcare

Do you represent a hospital or other healthcare organization?

Do you know that you can easily recruit and retain U.S. trained physicians to alleviate doctor shortage in your practice?

Do you want to minimize the hassles and hurdles associated with the immigration process, saving precious time and resources?


If so, let Weinstock Immigration Lawyers help you with all the paperwork and regulatory issues so you and your healthcare professionals can focus on what is truly important – caring for your patients.

Our top-rated firm specializes in providing the highest-quality immigration solutions to hospitals and healthcare organizations. With more than 35 years of combined experience, our skilled lawyers regularly represent hospitals, healthcare practices, universities, and research organizations to obtain work visas and green cards for their medical professionals. We know that recruiting and retaining global talent is critical to maintaining your competitive edge. We also understand that you may not know enough about the immigration process and would rather hire someone you can trust to do it right.


Why us?

We have completed hundreds of successful cases for our clients in the healthcare industry. Our specialized experience has given us unique insight on how best to serve our healthcare clients. We have a holistic understanding of immigration laws and how they affect hospitals and physicians. We know how to address common needs such as filing for J-1 Waivers, obtaining H-1B visas in times when the cap is exhausted, or when a doctor is reaching their 6th year in H-1B status, and petitioning for green cards when the Department of Labor increases its PERM audits and denial rates.

Our immigration lawyers will help you prepare for the future and advise you on the best ways to meet the long term goals for your professional team. We always take into account our clients’ short-term and long-term objectives when advising them on their business immigration needs. Immigration law is highly nuanced, with very specific provisions and regulations. Filing for the wrong visa can jeopardize your employee’s eligibility for future immigration status in the United States. Submitting incomplete applications or filing with errors or inconsistencies may result in delay or denial of the application. This can, in turn, negatively impact your bottom line. It is, therefore, critical that you have a good immigration lawyer on your team who will create customized solutions to best suit your needs.

Our goal is to deliver the best results with our expertise and superb immigration counsel.

If you are looking for immigration attorneys who will provide quality, proactive representation and keep you fully-informed throughout the process, call us today. We can help you take care of all the paperwork and regulatory issues so you can focus on building your team. Our immigration attorneys have helped many healthcare organizations secure the right work visas and green cards for their employees, and we will do the same for you.



Three common myths about IMG physicians:

1. International medical graduates, or IMGs, are not as good as U.S.- born physicians.

This is simply false – just ask any of our hospital clients! Research shows that foreign-born physicians who completed their residencies and fellowships in the U.S. report better overall health and medical care by their patients.

2. Hiring IMGs will cost my organization a lot of money.

While retaining a quality immigration attorney with expertise to tackle regulatory issues affecting physicians does cost money, it is not as much as you may expect. The cost is negligible in the overall recruitment process of physicians, and often you will be able to retain a doctor from overseas who will stay with your organization longer than their American counterparts would. The overall cost may also be significantly less than the billing revenues lost in the situation where you could not hire the physicians you need to treat patients. For instance, the cost of preparing and filing for a 3-year H-1B Visa is less than the average profit brought in by a physician in just one week of employment.

3. Hiring IMGs will take much more time and effort.

The process of hiring IMGs may be more complex than hiring an American-born doctor. Yet if you have a quality immigration lawyer who knows how to handle the regulatory issues and deliver fast and reliable results, it should not take much more time and effort. An experienced attorney who specializes in healthcare immigration will do most of the work for you, keep you informed along the way, and minimize your burden. At the same time, you will gain the best candidate for the position, and that is priceless.



Our experienced immigration lawyers can assist you with the following:

    • Helping hospitals and healthcare organization obtain H-1B Visas for physicians.
    • Helping research doctors and extraordinary-ability physicians obtain O Visas.
    • Helping physicians obtain J-1 Visa Waivers based on Conrad 30, IGA waivers, hardship waivers, persecution waivers, and research-based waivers.
    • Helping with applications of green cards through EB-1 standards for extraordinary ability or outstanding professors and researchers.
    • Obtaining Labor certifications (PERM) and EB-2 employment-based immigrant visas.
    • Helping to secure temporary work visas and permanent green cards for physicians.

    If you are ready to start the immigration process, or if you have additional questions, call our office today. We will determine the best strategy for your case and avoid common problems that can lead to delays and denials.