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HAYMAN-WOODWARD: Brazilian dentists are among the most desired professionals in the US


HAYMAN-WOODWARD: Brazilian dentists are among the most desired professionals in the US

EB-1A and EB-2 NIW visa categories benefit high qualified dentists to come to America

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WASHINGTON, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Not surprisingly, dental professionals are missing out on the United States. There are few American universities geared towards training dentists, and even for those schools which do offer a dental degree, there remains a lack of demand. As a result, the number of professionals who practice this area of medicine in the North American market do not meet the overall population's needs.


Meanwhile, Brazil possesses the largest number of dentists in the world, and the trend is that even more students will seek dental schools in the coming years. Uniquely, Brazilian dentists are among the most complete and valued medical professionals in the global market.

The above average talent of Brazilian dentists provides an array of opportunities both in Brazil and abroad. Brazilian dentists who seek to take advantage of their academic training and professional experience, by expatriating to the United States, will discover a professional market with many opportunities to utilize their skill set.

Note that many dentists may qualify for an immigrant visa–and therefore a Green Card–within the categories EB-1A (extraordinary abilities) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). These categories provide the possibility of legal immigration in certain areas of employment that are in need of skilled labor, without the need to have an employer as a sponsor or a job offer.  These visas are based solely on the candidate's professional and academic background (if their diploma is valid in the US).

The EB-1A and EB-2 NIW visa categories can benefit people who are already in the US with temporary non-immigrant visas, or people who still reside in their home country. These two employment-based visas are intended to benefit professionals with at least a bachelor degree and five years of progressive postgraduate work; or in the alternative, people who demonstrate a specific skill in a particular occupation. These are visas that, for many years, have been granted to foreigners who are able to benefit the United States with the intention of continuing their careers within its borders.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is a Washington (D.C) based law firm, specializing in immigration and federal tax law. All legal services are provided by duly-licensed attorneys in each jurisdiction.

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