reputable agency...where??

  1. hi guys! i recently passed the local boards & now im waiting for nclex ATT. do i need to have an agency? if so, can u guys recommend me some good/legit agency here in manila?

    tnx.
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  3. by   dave787
    theres no need for you to be in a hurry to get a agency or employer since retrogression is not yet over thugh I140 is not but the hosptal are not interested at this time to petition foreign nurses and also the lag i processing in USCIS also take almost a year now.focus on your nclex first and complete the necessary papers.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Not one that I would recommend there unless you are keen to be sold to the highest bidder. You will be giving them $5 per hour at the minimum for each hour that you work, or $10,000 per year. And that is in US dollars.

    Do not recommend that to anyone. And you really do not need one. Would recommend that you get a couple of years of experience working to have a chance of getting a green card for the US. There are many more applicants than there are visas available now, so not all that wish to work in the US are going to be able to. To make yourself more marketable to a facility, it would be a good choice to go to another country and get experience.

    You are looking at two years at the very minimum to have a chance to even get to the US, but that is not even guaranteed any longer.
  5. by   eysmacaspac
    do you have updates about the recapturing of 61,000 unused visas for 1996 & 1997? here is a text from an immigration update.....
    nurses: proposed law would "recapture" 61,000 green cards

    on the evening of october 23, during the debate on the departments of labor, health and human services, and education, and related agencies appropriations act of 2008 (h.r. 3043), two significant immigration-related amendments relating to nurses and physical therapists were passed by voice vote. the primary amendment (h.amdt. 3404) was introduced by senators charles schumer (d-ny) and kay bailey hutchison (r-tx) to increase the domestic supply of nurses and physical therapists by recapturing approximately 61,000 unused green cards from the years 1996 and 1997. before the schumer- hutchison amendment was passed, it was amended by senator durbin's (d-ill) second-degree amendment (h.amdt. 3449) which attempts to increase the number of nursing faculty and students in the united states, encourages global health care cooperation, and creates a $1,500 training fee for a recaptured green card from the underlying amendment. some health care providers, such as those in health professional shortage areas (hpsas) will be exempt from this training fee. the durbin amendment also requires that the healthcare worker attest that he or she has satisfied any outstanding commitment to work in his or her home country.
    the senate voted 75-19 to approve the bill.




  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from eysmacaspac
    do you have updates about the recapturing of 61,000 unused visas for 1996 & 1997? here is a text from an immigration update.....
    nurses: proposed law would "recapture" 61,000 green cards

    on the evening of october 23, during the debate on the departments of labor, health and human services, and education, and related agencies appropriations act of 2008 (h.r. 3043), two significant immigration-related amendments relating to nurses and physical therapists were passed by voice vote. the primary amendment (h.amdt. 3404) was introduced by senators charles schumer (d-ny) and kay bailey hutchison (r-tx) to increase the domestic supply of nurses and physical therapists by recapturing approximately 61,000 unused green cards from the years 1996 and 1997. before the schumer- hutchison amendment was passed, it was amended by senator durbin's (d-ill) second-degree amendment (h.amdt. 3449) which attempts to increase the number of nursing faculty and students in the united states, encourages global health care cooperation, and creates a $1,500 training fee for a recaptured green card from the underlying amendment. some health care providers, such as those in health professional shortage areas (hpsas) will be exempt from this training fee. the durbin amendment also requires that the healthcare worker attest that he or she has satisfied any outstanding commitment to work in his or her home country.
    the senate voted 75-19 to approve the bill.
    fftopic:

    we have threads in the international forum dealing with immigration issues please use them

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