H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 19

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   visamaster
    Quote from MedSurg32RN
    Agencies are an extra expense, every budget meeting I have attend administrators wish to avoid them like the plague.
    I have read some agencies ask the nurse to pay their own way to the USA and then try to find them positions.
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    Asking nurses "to pay for their own way to the USA" is possible or allowed by law ONLY IF the visa used is immigrant visa (or green card).

    If the visa is H1-B, nurses may pay for their plane tickets but not for the petition-related fees. It is the employer that must pay for petition-related expenses. Also, federal laws require employers to pay for the return tickets if the employers (usually, hospitals) terminate their services.
  2. by   visamaster
    Also, both H1-B and immigrant visa petitions require a PETITIONER (hospital, for instance) and a BENEFICIARY of the petition (the nurse).

    It takes two to tango. And there is the process. One does not simply fly to the US, look for a hospital or nursing home, and announce to the astonished manager (or guard?): "Hey, man, I'm gonna work in your hospital. When do I start?"

    It's the holidays! Ahh, what a wonderful life!
  3. by   candy1209
    im a RN here in the phil. with a training in dialysis and recently passed the NCLEX. Can someone help me out in applying for H1b visa. hoping for a reply..thanks!
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from candy1209
    im a RN here in the phil. with a training in dialysis and recently passed the NCLEX. Can someone help me out in applying for H1b visa. hoping for a reply..thanks!
    You do not apply for H1b but you will have to take the time and try to find a employer willing to go this route with you. Be aware that things are tough for US nurses at the moment and many employers are not using the H1b as hard to justify not employing a US nurse to do the job when many are looking for work, plus very expensive to pay for H1b and the employer must pay the fees
  5. by   Vinay Stephen RN
    Hello,
    I am a nurse with BSN degree and passed RN and registered with Vermont Nursing Board.I have a valid Visa screen certificate as well. Can I file for an H1B visa? Do any body know employers who can file for H1B Visa ?
    Please help..
  6. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    In order to qualify for a H1b visa you must have several years paid experience as a RN in a specialized field, the job must require a Bachelors degree or higher. As of right now there aren't very many hospitals that aren't petitioning foreign nurses as there are many cut backs and nurses are being laid off from their jobs so there's no need to import. Nobody has even posted a list of any hospital that's looking to petition for foreign nurses. Suggest you start with plan B while you wait. Good Luck
  7. by   k3lbj
    to mosol:

    would like to know if you are already in the US? got my H1B visa last july 20 and still waiting from CHC for the deployment schedule which unfortunately i don't have any update
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from k3lbj
    to mosol:

    would like to know if you are already in the US? got my H1B visa last july 20 and still waiting from CHC for the deployment schedule which unfortunately i don't have any update
    Be aware there is usually a time frame to activate the visa, may be wrong but 6 months comes to mind and you have been waiting 5 months. When H1b is issued it is usually because you have a job to go to and if still waiting indicates that the visa was given when really no job and could be seen as fraud

    I would contact them and also do a bit more research on H1b and activating it
  9. by   cymphilly
    I am so confusing about applying the H1B visa. I talked with my lawyer and he told me that i have to find a post which requires BSN , then I am eligible to apply for the H1B visa. Why did you guys eligible to apply for it , even you only got a dialysis nurse position. As I know, it is not necessary to have a BSN to take up such position. right? Can you guys tell me more how you can apply for the H1B? Thanks.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from cymphilly
    I am so confusing about applying the H1B visa. I talked with my lawyer and he told me that i have to find a post which requires BSN , then I am eligible to apply for the H1B visa. Why did you guys eligible to apply for it , even you only got a dialysis nurse position. As I know, it is not necessary to have a BSN to take up such position. right? Can you guys tell me more how you can apply for the H1B? Thanks.
    You can not apply for H1b your employer has to. BSN is minimum requirement and all have now gone for this year so unless the hospital is not capped then your employer will not be able to file until April 2010 and start work Oct 2010
  11. by   cymphilly
    Hi all,
    I am working in a homecare agency. My boss is willing to sponsor me to get the H1B visa. However, I am not sure I am eligible to apply for the visa. It is because my lawyer told me that the position of visiting nurse is not required for BSN. So anyone can tell me whether I can apply for the H1B visa or not. Thanks.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Do you have a BSN? If working homecare agency what visa are you on now? I doubt that it is uncapped therefore your employer needs to prove that they can not employ a US or PR and they can not file until April 2010 and you can't start working until Oct 2010 if you are successful in obtaining a H1b
  13. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Quote from cymphilly
    Hi all,
    I am working in a homecare agency. My boss is willing to sponsor me to get the H1B visa. However, I am not sure I am eligible to apply for the visa. It is because my lawyer told me that the position of visiting nurse is not required for BSN. So anyone can tell me whether I can apply for the H1B visa or not. Thanks.
    Wait you're working at a homecare agency and your boss is willing to sponsor you to get the H1b visa? Are you in the US working at a homecare agency? Or are you working overseas at a homecare agency? If that employer who is overseas is willing to sponsor you for a H1b visa, then that wont work. The potential employer has to be in the US. Most nurisng positions DON'T require a BSN, unless it's a specialty and you still need seveal years experience in that specialty. The company also has to prove that they can't hire a qualified US Resident/citizen to fill the position.

    Just an FYI, people on the H1b visas are being investigated because there has been people abusing that visa. So to those, they will most likely get deported and banned from returning for a very long time. You do the crime, you must do the time.

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