Immigration to the US as a Physical Therapy Aide

By Ella Bergquist July 19, 2021 (Updated July 19, 2021) 3 min. read
Physical Therapist Aide Immigration

Are you currently working and have experience as a Physical Therapy Aide and are also interested in immigrating to the United States? We have wonderful news for you! The US considers Physical Therapist Aides as highly skilled workers which qualify individuals for many US visa options for this profession, both temporary and permanent.

Job Description (SOC 31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides)

Physical Therapist Aides are members of the Physical Therapist teams that are there for supervision and support. PT Aides and Assistants are available to perform nonmedical tasks such as cleaning treatment rooms, setting up treatment rooms, transporting patients to different areas, assisting with patient intake, observing patients, etc. Working as a physical therapy aide can be a stepping stone into other physical therapy careers or into the health care industry in general

Salary Average: $42,028 USD per year base salary

Physical Therapist Aide Requirements

To work in the US as a Physical Therapist Aide, there are several requirements in order to qualify for a work visa. First, there are your employment requirements:

Visa Options for Foreign-Born Physical Therapist Aides Immigrating to the US

Since physical therapist aides are currently in high demand in the US, there are many ways to immigrate to the United States as a physical therapist aide. Here are some of the most popular ways you can do so:

Occupation Visa Options for Immigrating to the US

Working Visas

The H-1B Visa is available to many works who are eligible to migrate to the US as a skilled worker considering you have the required background. Most people with physical therapist experience apply for the H-1B visa because physical therapist aides are considered an In-Demand job.

Treaty Visas

There are several treaty visas that allow nationals of certain countries to immigrate to the US. 

Canadians and Mexican can apply for the TN visa

Australians can apply for the E-3 visa which acts very similar to the H-1B Visa

Singapore and Chile nationals can apply for the H-1B1 Visa.

More than 50 countries are eligible for the E-1 and E-2 Visa

A physical therapist aide can enter the US as a visitor under the B-1 Business Visitor. Under the B-1 Visa, it allows an individual to: participate in meetings, consult with business clients/associates, assist clients negotiating contracts, engage in independent research, assist investor clients to find investment opportunities, and attend trade shows. 

Extraordinary Ability Visa

The O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa will allow those who demonstrate they have the extraordinary ability to enter the US.

Permanent Residency 

If you are looking to permanently move to the US there are several options depending on your unique case. 

Are You Interested in Migrating to the US as a Physical Therapist Aide?

Immigrating to the US is not a completely straightforward process. The laws are somewhat complex, and for this reason, it helps to work with an immigration professional to help you.

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for VisaPlace Legal, an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

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