Several US Visa Options for Migrant Occupational Therapists

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Occupational therapists migrating to US for higher earnings have several visas to choose from. The profession is much in demand in the US in the health care sectors, in hospitals, schools etc. Each visa has its own set of requirement and criteria which the applicant has to fulfill.

HIB Visa

One of the popular visas is the HIB visa which permits US employers to employ immigrants in “specialty occupations”.

What are the requirements?

  • A Bachelor’s Degrees in occupational therapy or perhaps higher or equivalent of it must be the minimum requirement.
  • Must have passed the Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) exam.
  • Must be licensed in the state where the therapist wants to practice.

TN non immigrant visa

For this also certain criteria does apply

  • Qualified Mexicans and Canadians can seek temporary entry into the US.
  • The TN visa is restricted to citizens and not permanent residents of the US. Also the profession must be part of NAFTA
  • Must have a part-time or full-time employment order from the employer.

E-3 Visa

This visa helps in securing temporary stay to carry out specialty occupational tasks.

  • Requirements  are similar to that of HIB visa

It is quite evident that foreign nationals have several US visa to  chose from as far as migrating to US is concerned.

 

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