Visas for Nurses and Caregivers

The International Caregivers and Nurses Trend

The Long-term Care industry (LTC) is growing in the United States. According to a forecast report by Global Market Insights, the LTC market size exceeded 915 Billion (USD) in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a rate of over 8.5% between 2021 and 2027.

The LTC is vitally important due to the prevalence of chronic ailments, disability, and the rapidly aging U.S. population. In fact, according to the American Action Forum, in 2030, around 24 million Americans are estimated to require LTC, which is a two-fold increase compared to current demand.

However, one of the major stumbling blocks of long-term care businesses is the U.S. labor shortage. Hiring international workers would resolve this scarcity concern by filling the gap of nursing aides, nurses, and caregivers.

The EB-2 and EB-3 Visa for Nurses and Caregivers

Given this need, hiring international caregivers and nurses should be easy but getting them through the US. immigration system is quite difficult. Thus, immigration law firms are key participants in helping employers and their newly hired employees navigate the complexity of the U.S. immigration maze. One of the best solutions for nurses and caregivers is the EB-2 or EB-3 visa which would result in permanent resident status for the foreign national. Especially, nurses fall into the category of Schedule A positions which exempt employers from running recruitment efforts which have been a significant uncertainty in EB-2 and EB-3 cases for other non-Schedule A positions.

We at Passage Immigration Law, are committed to helping our clients successfully obtain an EB-2 and EB-3 visa. With attorneys who have extensive experience with this visa type, we help owners of caregiver homes, nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities find the necessary staff to serve their patients and clients.

In this difficult hiring environment, the best employees for these positions are immigrants and foreign nationals. Many people around the world would love to work as caregivers or nurses to help aging Americans. The need for the position is far outpacing the limited supply of native-born Americans willing to take on this challenging job.

To learn more about the EB-2 and EB-3 options, please click the following links:

EB-2 Visa | EB-3 Visa

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