Physical Therapists

EB2 Approval for Physical Therapist

We have recently received an EB2 approval for a Physical Therapist.  EB2 classification has become especially important now that EB3 category cases for severely backlogged countries are delayed so much.  The good news with PT’s is that they do not have to go through the PERM process.  But the bad news is that USCIS seems to question whether or not truly a Master’s degree or BS+5 years level job is being offered.  The I-140 approval took 1.5 months in regular processing.

 

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The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Suspends Exams for Graduates of Certain Overseas Programs

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its prior decision to suspend NPTE testing for candidates educated in Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines until the NPTE-YRLY can be developed. The Board has directed staff to develop the NPTE-YRLY examination as quickly as possible, but we project that it will still not be available until the latter part of 2011. We have not determined test locations yet.

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EB-3 (Schedule A) Physical Therapists Services and Fees

The fee schedule for EB-3 (Schedule A) Physical Therapists (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:

 1. Legal Fees (for our Office):

$5,400, $4,600 at the commencement of the case

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS): Single Applicant
  I-140: $700
  I-485,I-765,I-131,Fingerprinting: $1225
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Federal Express Expenses: approximately $300 -$400

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Processing Times Involved in NIW

You can change employers any time if you are a self-applicant and will continue to work in your stated area of national interest.  But NIW priority date will take the same time as a normal EB-2 application does.  See: 

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Work Authorization for Family through Physical Therapist Category

The physical therapist category just allows you to skip the PERM/the Labor Authorization part. It does not render you or make you exempt from the rest of the requirements of immigration law. Immigration law requires that, in order for you or your family to get work authorization through the Green Card process, your priority date must be current. When the priority date becomes current, that’s when the family will get their work authorization.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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