VisaScreen T - Visa Credentials Assessment
Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act of 1996 requires that certain non-U.S. healthcare professionals successfully complete a screening program prior to receiving an occupational visa, such as the H-1B, H-2B, TN status and permanent (green card) visas.Under these final rules, internationally-educated healthcare professionals, such as:
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- physician assistants
- medical technicians
- medical laboratory technologists
- speech language pathologists
who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas as well as those who are seeking Trade NAFTA (TN) status, are required to first obtain a CGFNS/ICHP VisaScreen T certificate as part of the visa process.
Once the applicant has successfully completed all elements of the VisaScreen T program, the applicant is awarded a VisaScreen T Certificate, which can be presented to a consular office or, in the case of adjustment status, the attorney general as part of a visa application.