Medical professionals around the world, who are seeking to work in America, have been asked to apply for a work visa at the nearest US Embassy in a bid to strengthen the health system to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country
In a statement published on www.travel.state.gov, the government today further advised foreign medical professionals already in the US to consult with their sponsors to extend their programmes.
A statistic given by World Health Organisation revealed today that, 63,570 people have been infected with the virus and nearly 884 have died in the US which is quickly becoming the new epicenter of the outbreak.
The statement read, “We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment.
“For those foreign medical professionals already in the United States:
“J-1 Alien Physicians (medical residents) may consult with their programme sponsor, ECFMG, to extend their programmes in the United States. Generally, a J-1 program for a foreign medical resident can be extended one year at a time for up to seven years.”
It noted that the expiration date on a US visa did not determine how long one can be in the United States.