Newbie Needs Immigration Advice

  1. Hi Guys, ( Well done Sue)

    I,ve started the ball rolling and have already completed and posted my registration forms to the Florida Board of Nursing and the CES etc.

    My question is,

    Once my NCLEX is passed and I find an immigrant visa sponsoring employer on the Gulf Coast,Florida,is there anyway I (and my new hubby) can relocate from the UK and I can then start work in my new Med/Surg RN job whilst the Visa Application submitted by my new employer is being processed.

    I have deliberatley avoided the Agency route to give me more choice in employer/location/benefits etc.

    Any and all help will be gratefully recieved

    Thanks from Anna & John

    annacolecchia@yahoo.com
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Anna Colecchia
    Hi Guys, ( Well done Sue)

    I,ve started the ball rolling and have already completed and posted my registration forms to the Florida Board of Nursing and the CES etc.

    My question is,

    Once my NCLEX is passed and I find an immigrant visa sponsoring employer on the Gulf Coast,Florida,is there anyway I (and my new hubby) can relocate from the UK and I can then start work in my new Med/Surg RN job whilst the Visa Application submitted by my new employer is being processed.

    I have deliberatley avoided the Agency route to give me more choice in employer/location/benefits etc.

    Any and all help will be gratefully recieved

    Thanks from Anna & John

    annacolecchia@yahoo.com
    Hi Anna,
    I am not sure if I am right, but the impression I get from my nurse recruiter (I am looking at working in Phoenix) That once I have passed my NCLEX exam and immigration has started I am not able to work in the US until the green card has been issued by the UK branch of US embassy and that you have to attend a interview and medical (this also includes all family members who are going). From another thread I have looked at, the avenue of working with a H1 B visa is now closed they have reached there quote.

    Anna
  4. by   He26522
    [QUOTE=Silverdragon102]Hi Anna,
    I am not sure if I am right, but the impression I get from my nurse recruiter (I am looking at working in Phoenix) That once I have passed my NCLEX exam and immigration has started I am not able to work in the US until the green card has been issued by the UK branch of US embassy and that you have to attend a interview and medical (this also includes all family members who are going). From another thread I have looked at, the avenue of working with a H1 B visa is now closed they have reached there quote.

    Silverdragon102
    Thanx 4 ur quick reply,having researched further myself I tend 2 agree with u ,i looked at the H1 B route and concluded it not applicable to Med/Surg RN,
    so its back 2 plan b ,like everone else i,ll have to await a UK interview/Medical etc.
    i,m aware the Visa is issued same day as interview(if successful)but how long from your employer submitting the application in usa to interview in the UK?approximatley?do u think?

    BY4NOW
    Anna
  5. by   suzanne4
    It is not that a med-surg nurse couldn't get an H1B visa, there just aren't any available for the rest of 2004 and probably 2005 for nurses. The numbers have been cut down drastically as hi-tech personnel are also included under this classification. You will need to complete the entire visa screen process before being able to work, there just isn't any way around it.

    Good luck to you.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    i,m aware the Visa is issued same day as interview(if successful)but how long from your employer submitting the application in usa to interview in the UK?approximatley?do u think?

    BY4NOW
    Anna[/QUOTE]

    Hi Anna
    My recruiter has mentioned that it will take approx 12 months, I have a friend who went with an agency and it took her 14 months to get her interview and she left 1 month afterwards. From research on the US london embassy site I have noticed that once we get the green card we have 3 months to get out there.
    Best of luck
    Anna
  7. by   suzanne4
    First, your biggest hold-up in time is getting your Visa Screen completed.
    Next, it depends on how busy that the Embassy is where you live. London probably has a much longer back-up. Over on this side of the world, it is just a couple of months, once all of the documents are submitted.

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