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USCIS Policy Memo: Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Foreign Medical Graduates During the COVID-19 National Emergency

May 12, 2020 (1 min read)

USCIS, May 11, 2020

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in relation to H-1B foreign medical graduates who have received a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement under section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) through the practice of medicine with or based on the recommendation of an Interested Government Agency (IGA) or through the Conrad State 30 program in response to the Public Health Emergency prompted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS is issuing this PM to introduce temporary policy changes regarding the full-time work requirement for such foreign medical graduates and the provision of telehealth services by those foreign medical graduates in light of the evolving Public Health Emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic."