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Foreign Physicians and Medical Graduates

Chicago Immigration Attorneys - H-1B for Foreign Physicians

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help foreign medical graduates who seek H-1B classification.  Foreign doctors must meet specific regulatory requirements. A petition for an noncitizen physician coming to the United States to teach or conduct research without performing patient care does not require a license or other authorization from the state where the physician intends to work. However, a petition for an noncitizen physician involved in direct patient care must include additional documentation and evidence that the foreign physician has passed licensing examinations and English language tests.

Attorneys in our firm understand the unique needs of foreign medical graduates and have extensive experience in representing foreign physicians and U.S. hospitals. Our office can assist you in all aspects of the process to ensure that all visas are processed on time for the start of the medical residency.

If you are a Medical Residents Coordinator who needs to sponsor foreign medical graduates for your residency program, or if you are a foreign medical graduate who needs a visa to start your medical residency in the United States, call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration law issues or questions.

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Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
I totally recommend Sofia, she is the best lawyer in Chicago area. She is very professional, very detailed with her work and supportive. She always goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome. Caring, compassionate and only the best for your family. I won my case because of her professionalism and her knowledge of the law. Aurel P.
I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.