9 FAM 41.53 N4.1 revised on 3-31-11

9 FAM 41.53 N4.1 revised on 3-31-11

“The requirements for classification as an H-1B nonimmigrant professional may or may not include a license because States have different rules in this area. If a State permits aliens to enter the United States as a visitor to take a licensing exam, then USCIS will generally require a license before they will approve the H-1B petition. However, some States do not permit aliens to take licensing exams until they enter the United States in H-1B status and obtain a social security number. Therefore, a visa should not be denied based solely on the fact that the applicant does not already hold a license to practice in the United States.”

Source: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/87226.pdf

2011-04-11T12:57:14+00:00 April 11th, 2011|

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