Green Card & Associate Degree - page 7

Hi, I've been looking at the US Immigration Laws & I was wondering.... Does anyone know if the INS allows associate degree nurses (trained in the US) to get an Immigrant Visa (Green Card) or is a... Read More

  1. by   ggpriya17
    Hey i have a question i live in lexington,sc i am an F1 student currently pursuing Associates degree in nursing and i was wondering would i need a BSN to apply for H1B? or is it possible for me to skip that step all together and be able to apply for a greencard during my OPT now i have lived in USA since 6th grade and i was on B2 ( I am not sure might be B1 but i know it was a tourist visa) and then later it was changed to R2 and recently i applied for a change of status in order to go to college and recevied it. Is it absolutely necessary to obtain an BSN to apply for H1B? is it possible to skip the H1B step and go for greencard? Any answer is much apperciated please help
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ggpriya17
    Hey i have a question i live in lexington,sc i am an F1 student currently pursuing Associates degree in nursing and i was wondering would i need a BSN to apply for H1B? or is it possible for me to skip that step all together and be able to apply for a greencard during my OPT now i have lived in USA since 6th grade and i was on B2 ( I am not sure might be B1 but i know it was a tourist visa) and then later it was changed to R2 and recently i applied for a change of status in order to go to college and recevied it. Is it absolutely necessary to obtain an BSN to apply for H1B? is it possible to skip the H1B step and go for greencard? Any answer is much apperciated please help
    H1b minimum is Degree so ADN will not meet requirements, you can go straight to GC if you find a employer however you will be affected by retrogression and have a long long wait a head of you and whilst GC is being processed you have to maintain legal residency and can not apply for AOS (adjustment of status) unless your GC category is current and currently processing dates for EB3 is between 2001 and 2005 depending on where you was born
  3. by   ggpriya17
    i am sorry you lost me at retrogression? could you explain that just a little bit better i am from india. Please help
  4. by   ggpriya17
    Okay i kind of get it now well kind of so what do you suggest would be my best approach to get greencard eveutually? go for BSN?
  5. by   ggpriya17
    And what do you mean by "unless your GC category is current" like i dont get that at? like i am soo lost right now!!!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ggpriya17
    i am sorry you lost me at retrogression? could you explain that just a little bit better i am from india. Please help
    Retrogression means demand for immigrant visa outweighs amount of visas actually allocated. Has been ongoing since Oct 2006 and India is really affected with a wait of approx 10 years for a immigrant visa

    Quote from ggpriya17
    Okay i kind of get it now well kind of so what do you suggest would be my best approach to get greencard eveutually? go for BSN?
    Up to you but to stay in the US you need to maintain legal residency

    Quote from ggpriya17
    And what do you mean by "unless your GC category is current" like i dont get that at? like i am soo lost right now!!!
    For you to adjust your status your priority date for immigrant visa (I140) must be current and nurses generally come under EB3 so according to the US visa bulletin you currently have a wait of several years and if you do not maintain legal residency you will have to consider leaving the US until your PD is current

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