Adjustment of status in Colorado State

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    Hi all,



    It will be greatly appreciated if someone could enlighten me on the following issues:



    I am a British trained RN, I have worked for over 8 years as an RN in London, my



    Husband moved to pursue his masterís degree in one of the Universities in Colorado



    Springs, I decided to go through CGFNS, write the Nclex



    Exams and relocate with him. We will both like to settle in Colorado Springs and raise our family.



    I have successfully passed the Nclex Exams with just one attempt, thanks be to God the almighty!!! and I have received my License from the Colorado Board of Nursing.



    CGFNS is processing my Visa Screen Certificate, which should be getting to me by next two weeks.



    I need a job offer letter, a very good immigration attorney around Colorado Springs or



    Denver area who deals with stuff like this, I also want to know how long it takes for the



    Green card be issued, do I have to file for my husband also at the same time when I am



    Filing for mine so that he changes his status from F1 Visa to permanent resident? He filled for me to come here on F2 Visa, so I currently in Colorado springs.



    Please assist and thanks in advance.



    God bless you



    Gene
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    Quote from Gene
    Hi all,



    It will be greatly appreciated if someone could enlighten me on the following issues:



    I am a British trained RN, I have worked for over 8 years as an RN in London, my



    Husband moved to pursue his masterís degree in one of the Universities in Colorado



    Springs, I decided to go through CGFNS, write the Nclex



    Exams and relocate with him. We will both like to settle in Colorado Springs and raise our family.



    I have successfully passed the Nclex Exams with just one attempt, thanks be to God the almighty!!! and I have received my License from the Colorado Board of Nursing.



    CGFNS is processing my Visa Screen Certificate, which should be getting to me by next two weeks.



    I need a job offer letter, a very good immigration attorney around Colorado Springs or



    Denver area who deals with stuff like this, I also want to know how long it takes for the



    Green card be issued, do I have to file for my husband also at the same time when I am



    Filing for mine so that he changes his status from F1 Visa to permanent resident? He filled for me to come here on F2 Visa, so I currently in Colorado springs.



    Please assist and thanks in advance.



    God bless you



    Gene
    Since you are already in the US, when the petition gets filed for you by the hospital for a change in status, you will receive an EAD letter in 90 days that will permit you to begin work while waiting for your green card. Where you get into trouble is if you were not in the US on a legal visa, then you would have to wait until the actual green card was issued.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jun 26, '04
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Since you are already in the US, when the petition gets filed for you by the hospital for a change in status, you will receive an EAD letter in 90 days that will permit you to begin work while waiting for your green card. Where you get into trouble is if you were not in the US on a legal visa, then you would have to wait until the actual green card was issued.
    I am here legally with my husband, like I stated he is on F-1 and I am on F-2 Visa which allow me to stay here as long as he is legally here. My other question was do I need to file for both of us for the adjustment of status or I have to wait after I get my Green card then I can file for him, I will definately consult an attoney but I just wanted to know if you have some idea on this. Thanks for the quick response. Woow!! this is effective :chuckle
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    An immigration lawyer will have to answer that for sure, but I do not see why your husband would not get petitioned at the same time since you are both going for a change in status. I am not an attorney, and I am used to working just with the nurse and not additional family members who are not also nurses. Again, the one thing that you do have in your favor is that you already have legal status in the US, so you can beign work without having the actual green card in hand..............

    Yes, this site will usually give you quick answers. I am currently living in Thailand so my hours are different from US time. I try to answer questions, especially concerning working in the US as a priority.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    An immigration lawyer will have to answer that for sure, but I do not see why your husband would not get petitioned at the same time since you are both going for a change in status. I am not an attorney, and I am used to working just with the nurse and not additional family members who are not also nurses. Again, the one thing that you do have in your favor is that you already have legal status in the US, so you can beign work without having the actual green card in hand..............

    Yes, this site will usually give you quick answers. I am currently living in Thailand so my hours are different from US time. I try to answer questions, especially concerning working in the US as a priority.
    Thanks a lot, you are a wonderful person.
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    Hi there!

    I'm British and live in Colorado Springs, and am just starting the nursing course at Pikes Peak Community College. We have been in the USA for just over 4 years now. Originally my husband came in on an L1 visa, and the kids and I were on L2 visas. The whole green-card process was a nightmare (at least they don't check you for lice anymore, although it feels like it ). Even though we were provided with an immigration attorney up in Illinois, by my husbands company, it took almost 3 years for our green cards to come through. However, I could legally work before that, as I was issued with a work permit, but I'm not sure how you go about getting one....consulting an attorney is a good idea, but immigration is an expensive business if you're going to get the attorney to do everything for you (the company paid for us, so it wasn't a problem).

    Sorry I couldn't help more (but I do know where to get Branston Pickle LOL!),
    Best wishes, Paint.
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    Quote from Paint
    Hi there!

    I'm British and live in Colorado Springs, and am just starting the nursing course at Pikes Peak Community College. We have been in the USA for just over 4 years now. Originally my husband came in on an L1 visa, and the kids and I were on L2 visas. The whole green-card process was a nightmare (at least they don't check you for lice anymore, although it feels like it ). Even though we were provided with an immigration attorney up in Illinois, by my husbands company, it took almost 3 years for our green cards to come through. However, I could legally work before that, as I was issued with a work permit, but I'm not sure how you go about getting one....consulting an attorney is a good idea, but immigration is an expensive business if you're going to get the attorney to do everything for you (the company paid for us, so it wasn't a problem).

    Sorry I couldn't help more (but I do know where to get Branston Pickle LOL!),
    Best wishes, Paint.

    Once the petition is put in for a green card, you get an EAD letter that allows you to work after 90 days. The only work permit available for nurses right now is the green card. Nurses are also fast-tracked for green cards, if you were going to work in NY after finishing school (if you didn't have your green card already), you could have it in hand in just a couple of months. Vermont does the processing for NY, and their processing time is weeks, not months.
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    Quote from Paint
    Hi there!

    I'm British and live in Colorado Springs, and am just starting the nursing course at Pikes Peak Community College. We have been in the USA for just over 4 years now. Originally my husband came in on an L1 visa, and the kids and I were on L2 visas. The whole green-card process was a nightmare (at least they don't check you for lice anymore, although it feels like it ). Even though we were provided with an immigration attorney up in Illinois, by my husbands company, it took almost 3 years for our green cards to come through. However, I could legally work before that, as I was issued with a work permit, but I'm not sure how you go about getting one....consulting an attorney is a good idea, but immigration is an expensive business if you're going to get the attorney to do everything for you (the company paid for us, so it wasn't a problem).

    Sorry I couldn't help more (but I do know where to get Branston Pickle LOL!),
    Best wishes, Paint.
    Thanks a lot, hope it will workout fine for us.
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    when I saw your post Gene I thought of suzanne4 but I see she and you have already chatted. SHe is a good resource.
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco


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