The United State Mission in Nigeria has clarified that only foreign medical professionals who have an approved H or J petition will be able to apply for its emergency visa appointment.
US government had on Friday called on nurses and doctors around the world interested in working in America to put in for its work visas at the nearest US Embassy to them as part of its plans to increase the number of health workers combating the coronavirus pandemic in its country.
In a twitter post on Friday, the US Mission clarified that the request was not to open to all foreign medical professionals but “only individuals with an approved H or J petition”
The statement reads: “The U.S. Mission wishes to clarify that the U.S. is not recruiting foreign medical professionals to assist in the COVID-19 response. Only individuals with an approved H or J petition will receive an emergency visa appointment.”
According to The Cable, “H and J visas are non-immigrant visas for professionals who skilled across different spheres of life.
“The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ graduate-level workers in specialty occupations that require expertise in specialized fields such as in IT, finance, and medicine.”