What is Schedule A?
Schedule A is a list of occupations for which the U.S. Department of Labor has determined that there is an insufficient number of U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified and available.
What occupations are listed on Schedule A?
Professional Nurses and Physical Therapists
What are the advantages of schedule A visas?
Normally, employers are required to prove to the Department of Labor that they cannot find US workers for the position; however, since nurses and physical therapists are listed as shortage occupations under the Department of Labor’s Schedule A, they can bypass the recruitment normally required for labor certification. This will allow nurses and physical therapists to obtain an expedited path toward lawful permanent residence.
If you would like assistance preparing your green card application as a nurse or physical therapist, please contact Atallah law Group, LLC.
Our firm has extensive experience handling nurse visas and other work visas under Schedule A for clients all over the world. Our services include preparing and filing visa petitions, filing adjustment of status for exchange students and foreign workers currently living in the United States, and Assisting nurses and physical therapists with their visa applications.