H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 31

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   RetroPinoy
    i'm not sure what's going to happen on your visa interview when they ask you for your VSC and you've got nothing to present them, Hope it won't lead to another set of delays.
  2. by   dindinbay
    @ retropinoy: yup im into it already. I'm communicating with the CGFNS-ICHP for the issuing of my VSC. Besides im still waiting for the important docs to arrive. Thank you.
  3. by   ghillbert
    Quote from dindinbay
    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.
    that is absolutely not correct. anyone applying to work in the us in a healthcare or allied health profession, who is not applying based on family-based immigration, requires the vsc. this is clearly required by anyone applying for "temporary or permanent occupational visas"
  4. by   ro67sif
    For gillbert (your last reply here)

    While I know that this is the official requirement, I also know somebody who got a H1B visa last year (June or July 2009) without a VSC. This person didn' t have a specialty or experience. Still, s/he got a 2 year-valid visa and is now working in the US. I believe that this person is not the only exception to the rule. I think it is more about being lucky...or taking the risk...or having the right information in the right moment/place, knowing the right person...etc.

    Meanwhile...I am a VSC holder, with a RN License (issued) and over 10 years ER experience and no luck in finding an employer to sponsor me...hehehe.

    So...there are the rules, but also there are many exceptions to them.
    Good luck to everybody.
  5. by   dindinbay
    @ghillbert: cool... there's no absolute answer to all of this.. got an approved visa petition without vsc. however, i will secure one to easily change my status from h1b to green card.

    @ro67sif: you are right.. it's just a matter of luck. my friend who went with a h1b visa valid for 3yrs got no specialty but she's in texas now. she thought the consul will ask her for a vsc, pay stub or whatsoever during visa stamping but luckily only the original notice of action (noa), i797 were asked.

    just be ready for anything and everything before its too late. mahirap ng ma "put on hold" yong status jz because of one simple requirement.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    It is not as easy as you think to change status from H1b to GC, you will still be affected by retrogression and you need to convince your employer to petition you for a GC and not all will.
  7. by   dindinbay
    Hi silverdragon.. yup you are right. it's not easy but i do pray that my relationship with the employer is good. It just so happened that the employer who is the administrator of the hospital is our close relative. Lets put all our trust in our God's name.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 31, '10 : Reason: Please post only in English
  8. by   ghillbert
    Sorry but there is definitely an exact answer: you need it.

    I also got a working visa and never needed to show my VSC, but you have to have it whether or not someone asked to see if before granting the visa. If your case is audited and you did not have the VSC at the time of visa issuance, your visa can be cancelled.
  9. by   k3lbj
    to lemuelRN: Hi! would like to know how's your H1B visa application with your agency? are you already in the US?
  10. by   k3lbj
    to ghillbert: may i know if you are already working in the US? what is your agency?
  11. by   ghillbert
    I have been working the US for the past 2.5 years. I do not have an agency.
  12. by   nayeli0016
    Hi, I'm quite impressed with the discussion here. Actually I'm sort of in a desperate mode right now and I'm looking for any prospective employer who can help me get an H1B visa even if it means that I have to pay for some of the fees.
    I got 3 years experience in Cardiac cath lab and CCU complete with a VSC and IELTS certificate.
    It's kind of frustrating at this point when all there is, is wishful thinking on going to the US of A.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nayeli0016
    Hi, I'm quite impressed with the discussion here. Actually I'm sort of in a desperate mode right now and I'm looking for any prospective employer who can help me get an H1B visa even if it means that I have to pay for some of the fees.
    I got 3 years experience in Cardiac cath lab and CCU complete with a VSC and IELTS certificate.
    It's kind of frustrating at this point when all there is, is wishful thinking on going to the US of A.
    I think you will find it is illegal for you to pay some of the fees, the employer is supposed to pay all the fees regarding the H1b. You also need to be aware by reading some of the other forums that many US nurses are struggling to find work so will be hard (not impossible) for a employer to prove they can't employ a USC at the moment

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