I am a bsn student graduating from a NY university in may 2008 and i am on a F1 visa and i have used my OPT already...I also have a masters in health administration...and i am originally from india...and planning to give NCLEX in june 08....
I did post about the immigration issues here and i got wonderful help from lot of members....i want to thank you for that help...
Now, I am still not very sure if i understand the whole retrogression concept...I tried searching the forum and read some responses of the moderators on this issue....but still not sure ...
I have some questions if someone can please please help me out with it...
1) Looking at my case what do you guys thing is the best option for me?
2) Is there any website or specific articles that explain the whole retrogression process and their updates?
3) I have a masters in health administration ..so i am eligible for H1B under the master's quota...should i find someone to sponser my H1B or wait for the schedule A GC?
4) I have heard that there are recruiting agencies that sponser your green card like they do in software field...anyone knows about some of these recruiting agencies - website or phone #?
5) Can some agency or hospital or clinic sponser my H1B as a nurse manager because i have the educational qualification for that and then i can work as a RN for them?
6) What are possible chances of having the schedule A quota when i graduate in may 08?
7) If we have a schedule A quota then can we file for our family also - i mean dad, mom, wife etc - and how long will it take for them and yourself to get the GC?
8) F2 visa for my wife was deneid 2 times - they said that she should wait till i start earning - what should i do or what are the possible options to get her here in usa?
9) I am gonna start job search
from end of december...do anyone know which hospitals or agencies or clinics sponser GC? Any names and list available?
I know these are a lot of questions....and really sorry for asking so many questions....but i am in a middle of this and i dont know what to do....
I would really appreciate your help
Thanks in advance...
Hope to hear from you all soon....
Dec 21, '07
Quote from 4given24
im a bsn grad in the PHils. and just took the local boards last december.. still waiting for the results on february '08... my fiance petitioned me for a K1 visa (petition fo alien fiancee). the uscis received the petition lasT august 2007.. since we are affected by the retrogression, and if ever our petition be approved next year, can i work as an unlicensed practical nurse in Ca while processing fro NCLex?
help me... what requirements do i need to get on a job? thanks
No, you can't. You need to be licensed to do so and therefore need to pass the NCLEX-P
N, otherwise you will be working illegally. Actually, no one will hire you if you are unlicensed. You can't work as an unlicensed practical nurse much as the same way you can't work as an unlicensed RN regardless of your immigration status. A US Citizen can't even work as an unlicensed practical nurse. It would be illegal.
Why not process your NCLEX-R
N right now? There is no reason why you can't do it now while waiting then you can just take the exam while in the US under K1. You may even take the NCLEX-R
N in Makati, PH before you go to the US on a K1 visa.
Last edit by lawrence01 on Dec 21, '07
Dec 21, '07
Quote from 4given24
thank you so much silverdragon..
my school files, like transcript of records would need to be sent by the school ryt? so that means if i miss some requirements in the Philippines, and if im already in the states, can i just have someone send my papers for me?
Yes, that's right. That's why you need to start the process while still here. You will need to request your school to send the transcripts, request PRC to send in a license Validation form. etc.. There will be some groundwork that has to be done and would be best if you do it yourself rather than delegate it to someone. If the person you delegated the job made a mistake it could possibly make things longer.
In addition, the processing may take anywhere from 2 1/2 mos. (this is uncommon but possible) to as long as 6-8 mos. depending on w/c State BON or BRN you be applying for licensure. So, definitely do it yourself while still here and like I said, you may choose to either take it in Makati or in the US once you were granted the eligibility letter.
Last edit by lawrence01 on Dec 22, '07