Doing Business Internationally What You Need to Know ...

Doing Business Internationally What You Need to Know ...

J-1 Waivers Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Lisa T. Felix, Esq. (Attorney) William C. Trevethick (Account Manager) Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Philadelphia New York www.klaskolaw.com Lisa T. Felix, Esq. Lisa Felix represents corporate and educational clients who seek to hire or transfer foreign employees, as well as foreign individuals seeking employment in the United States. She advises employers on immigration compliance, responding to government investigations, and immigration strategy and planning.

Before practicing as an attorney, Lisa worked extensively in higher education, providing immigration services to students, faculty, researchers, and administrators at the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and at Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondales branch campus in Niigata, Japan. Lisa is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served as co-chair of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter's Pro Bono Committee, and on the organizing committee of the chapters annual conference. Lisa is a returning member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Lisa is a 2005 graduate of Temple Universitys Beasley School of Law. Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP William Trevethick

William Trevethick is an immigration professional and has been providing immigration assistance and solutions to multinational corporations, leading universities, research institutions, hospitals, and individuals for more than 8 years. William is an Account Manager at Klasko Immigration Law Partners, with offices in Philadelphia and New York. William manages and oversees the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant cases and assists U.S. and international clients hire and transfer foreign employees as well as foreign individuals seeking employment in the United States. William received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in 2007. Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Who needs a waiver?

Who decides about the 2 year return requirement? USCIS Visa, not DOS DS 2019, advisory opinion not determinative Only subject if: Skills list Government Graduate

financing (home country or U.S. funding) medical education or training For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Who needs a waiver? (contd) Skills list advocacy Country of citizenship or country of last residence Country of last residence vs. country of last permanent

residence Proving different skills list category Effect of new country of citizenship Impossibility of fulfillment argument For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Who needs a waiver? (contd)

Government financing advocacy Must be during J status Indirect government financing Funds earmarked for exchange program For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Who needs a waiver? (contd) Medical Doctors Not subject if: Not in the U.S. for medical education or training Observation, consultation, teaching or research with incidental patient care under direct supervision of U.S. doctor

ECFMG research fellowship For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Visa Options Without Needing Waiver Anything other than H or L visa, change of status (in the U.S.), adjustment of status (I-485), or Immigrant Visa O-1, TN-1, F-1, E-3 = ok Canadian doctor H-1B visa-exempt entry = ok?

Change of status from F-1 (or other) to H-1B = ok Labor certification and I-140 can be approved DS230 can be filed I-485 cannot be filed (except clinical NIW) Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Fulfilling the Two-Year Return Requirement Return to country of nationality or last residence? Can be fulfilled in smaller segments & does not need to be consecutive For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP J-1 Waiver Types No objection statement Exceptional hardship to qualifying relatives Persecution Interested government agency

For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP No Objection Statement Quickest and easiest waiver Usually not helpful if U.S. or international organization funding Not available to all J-1

Attitudes of different countries For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP No Objection Statement Process File DS-3035 online and pay fee Request home government statement (each countrys process is different). Statement is sent directly to DOS When DOS recommends, they forward to

USCIS USCIS issues approval For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Exceptional Hardship Waiver Hardship to U.S. citizen or LPR spouse or child Hardship must be exceptional

Very difficult standard For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Persecution Waiver Individualized persecution Similar to asylum For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Interested Government Agency Waivers Research track Clinical track For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP IGA Research Waivers Usually limited to agency contracts, grants or research programs

Examples include NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE Peer review process unlike USCIS filings Practice Pointer: Ask about these implications and/or waiver support before applying for or accepting funding For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Clinical Waivers

Choosing state vs. federal agency Choosing between states Cannot file more than one HPSA or MUA or FLEX 10 or V.A. Must be 3 years in H-1B Extraordinary

circumstances to change employers For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Conrad 30 Waivers Each state has different rules/applications Must be HPSA or MUA Except FLEX 10

Agree to begin employment within 90 days of receiving waiver Can delay if still in training program Can expedite by filing H-1B before CIS approves waiver For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Other Federal Government Agency Clinical Waivers

Issues in common 40 hours in HPSA or MUA Except VA Primary care General practice, family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, OBGYN Except VA and DRA For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

HHS Clinical Waivers HPSA of 7 or higher Need state DOH support letter Must file within 12 months of completion of primary care residency Limited to rural health clinics, certain native American facilities and HRSA-grant health centers

Very long process not user friendly For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Materials Please visit www.klaskolaw.com to download this PowerPoint presentation and relevant articles. For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Questions? For more information, visit www.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

For Further Information Lisa T. Felix, Esq. 215.825.8612 [email protected] William C. Trevethick 215.825.8665 [email protected] Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP online www.klaskolaw.com http://blog.klaskolaw.com Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP DISCLAIMER / COPYRIGHT NOTICE

The materials contained in this PowerPoint does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only. An attorney-client relationship is not presumed or intended by receipt or review of this presentation. The information provided should never replace informed counsel when specific immigrationrelated guidance is needed. Copyright 2016 Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. All rights reserved. Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

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