Applying for the Physical Therapist Green Card:
- The Physical Therapist Green Card application process consists of filing the I-140 and I-485 petitions.
- The I-140 petition can be prepared and filed immediately.The I-485 petition can only be filed when the priority date is current.
What is it:
- The Department of Labor (DOL) maintains a schedule of occupations in its regulations for which the individual permanent labor certification procedure is not required.
- The schedule of precertified occupations is referred to as Schedule A, and is included in DOL regulations at 20 CFR 656.10.
- Based on an occupation’s inclusion on Schedule A, an employer may file an immigrant visa petition (I-140) directly with the Immigration & Naturalization Service (USCIS)
without first going to DOL for a labor certification
- The position of Professional Physical Therapist is included on Schedule A.
- A Physical Therapist with a 4 Year Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy, or equivalent, and,A Physical Therapist with a State License, or,A Physical Therapist with a letter from the State Licensing Authority for the state of intended employment stating that the Foreign National Physical Therapist is qualified to take that state’s written licensing examination for Physical Therapists.
At this interview, the Physical Therapist must present various documents including the following:
a. Application for Immigrant Visa
b. Police Clearance
c. Birth Certificate
d. Marriage Certificate, if any
e. Divorce or Death Certificate of Spouse, if any
f. Valid Passport
g. Medical Examination
h. USCIS Photographs
i. Recent job offer letter (or employment contract)
j. Financial information regarding employer
k. Government filing fee