H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 30

I have applied for a work visa for the position as a dialysis nurse. I was filed last april 1 2009 and was wondering when will i get to have a visa? Anyone with a similar status of mine???:specs:... Read More

  1. by   missyOTRN
    Hi there. Its seems you and other posters have gotten jobs??.....and then started the process of visa application. How did you find sponsorship in the first place?!!
    Gee you have to be really determined to get a job in the USA! Lol.
    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks.
  2. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    If you want to work in the States and can find a facility that's willing to spend the money to sponsor you, go for it. As of right now, most facilities are cutting back and nurses are getting laid off so there isn't a need to import when they can't even employ domestically. Right now here in the States we are facing an economic crisis, and always remember the grass may not be greener on the other side. Good Luck
  3. by   carmenmagda2003
    Hi, salveapril. How are you doing now? I have read in your older posts that you managed to get an h1b visa. Are you in US now? I am trying to study for my Nclex at the moment, but I don't know if it is wise. I don't know if I will manage to find a sponsor for my visa. That's why I want to see how are you doing now with your visa. Thanks.
  4. by   nursepacific
    Cambridge Global Services had 130 labor certifications approved last year and Medpro Staffing had over 200 for h1b nurses. Those two companies had more labor certifications than all other companies combined. I have no way to tell if any of those lc or lca turned into actual h1b visa jobs, but those companies did find employers willing to sponsor workers. The overwhelming majority of the h1b visa applications were for maryland and florida. Including competition from OPT student visa holders, and nurses from india, china, canada, and europe, I think that although the possibility of a h1b visa is rare, it is not impossible, and some people do make it. The nurse will definitely need to have verifiable experience in a critical area of nursing or be in a position of supervision to even have a chance.
  5. by   GeoffM
    Further to Nursepacific, the applications for CGS were for:
    - Critical Care Nurse - ER, ICU, NICU, CCU, MICU, Neuro
    - Occupational Therapist
    - Physical Therapist
    - Speech Language Pathologist
    However, this is only listing 30 of the 130+ LCs so it may not be a representative sample (I don't know why it won't list the rest). In this sample the LCs were for CA, NM, and VT mostly.

    I can't find details for Medpro.
  6. by   GeoffM
    Found it - MedPro aka Management Health Systems. Vast majority seem to be for Nephrology Nurse Specialist.

    Going back to CGS, median salary was $32/hr for ICU.

    Hope that's of some use to somebody.
  7. by   nursepacific
    I was hoping someone would have more insight. In 2008 there were only 138 total nurse h1b applications nationwide. In 2009 there were over 1000. With new U.S. grads having difficulty about finding a job, and news of hospitals cutting staff or freezing employment, I am curious of the success rate of medpro and cambridge in particular.
  8. by   GeoffM
    I don't think H1B applications should affect US graduates as the former are experienced; the latter not so. So if a hospital needs an experienced, degree-level ICU (for example) nurse, then the grads aren't going to get a look-in anyway.

    It's clear that many hospitals are still recruiting - either that or the job listings are falsified. Just not many jobs these days, and too many people applying for them.

    Of those 130+ LCs, there is no way I know of whether those people actually got jobs. However, I'd find it hard to believe that the sponsor (ie the potential employer) would go through the expense and time of getting LC for somebody and then not give them a job. I also suspect that MedPro and CGS will only take on applicants with a very good chance of success to begin with - how many applications have they rejected themselves, before even starting the visa application process? Therefore their success rate of the cases they take on is probably quite high.
  9. by   jlb1080
    Quote from roseller02
    are you referring to EGmp???
    did you decided to go on with the offer of EGMP?...they also offered me the same option as yours....

    anybody can answer my question, is there by any chance that you maybe denied in this type of visa if you have a pending immigrant application?...need some advice....
  10. by   nursepacific
    Quote from jlb1080
    did you decided to go on with the offer of EGMP?...they also offered me the same option as yours....

    anybody can answer my question, is there by any chance that you maybe denied in this type of visa if you have a pending immigrant application?...need some advice....
    You won't be denied the visa due to a pending immigrant visa, but you may be breaking a contract. Many nurses are currently in Canada or other countries trying to wait out retrogression.
  11. by   dindinbay
    Hi everyone..i checked in the USCIS website and i got an approved I-129 petition or H1B visa petition. I am currently waiting for other docs to arrive from my employer from there i'll be scheduling myself for visa stamping interview. I really thought i won't get approved because i got an RFE. God is so good! He answered my prayer and hoping that the visa stamping interview will run so smoothly. No hard questions: Working visa for nurses doesn't need to have a Visa Screen Cert only those who are applying for I-140 or immigrant visa petition. However, you still need it when you like to change your status from H1B to green card.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 30, '10 : Reason: Tagalog removed, please post only in English as per terms of service
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from dindinbay
    hi everyone..i checked in the uscis website and i got an approved i-129 petition or h1b visa petition. i am currently waiting for other docs to arrive from my employer from there i'll be scheduling myself for visa stamping interview. i really thought i won't get approved because i got an rfe. god is so good! he answered my prayer and hoping that the visa stamping interview will run so smoothly. no hard questions : working visa for nurses doesn't need to have a visa screen cert only those who are applying for i-140 or immigrant visa petition. however, you still need it when you like to change your status from h1b to green card.
    i find that vsc is not required for h1b hard as vsc is required for both immigrant or work visa and is stated accordingly on cgfns website

    the u.s. citizenship and immigration services (uscis), under section 343 of the illegal immigration reform and immigrant responsibility act of 1996, requires the following health care professionals who are educated outside the united states and who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or trade nafta (tn) status:

    cgfns international

    if you haven't got it you may find that it is required for your interview and your visa may be delayed if not submitted
  13. by   dindinbay
    tnx silverdragon.. yup im preparing myself now to get my VSC. Im kinda nervous if they'll ask it during the interview and got nothing to present..better ready for anything and everything. Thank you so much.

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