H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 28

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   nursepacific
    I don't know how an agency can get you into Saipan right now. Since Nov. 28th, you must go to the U.S. embassy in Manila for a tourist or student visa, and the student visa requirements are the same as any university in the U.S.

    That being said, if you have the opportunity to come to Saipan, it might be a good choice in the long run. As NurseDandy stated, some nurses have come to Saipan without jobs and ended up working as farmers or maids to make ends meets, but their are others who volunteered and worked at local outreach clinics such as breast cancer, women's health, vaccination campaigns, and ofw, gained experience and some are now working at the CHC hospital making $16+/hr.

    If you are in the Philippines volunteering at a hospital, or worse paying to volunteer at a hospital, it might be a good choice to come to Saipan, even for a low salary. You can gain experience and advance into a better paying position. I expect within the next month or so, there should be regulations on the CW transitional worker visa, and nurses will be hired from off-island, but I wouldn't expect high salaries from the begining.
  2. by   roseller02
    i hope it would be good..
  3. by   palme
    Hi,
    I am an RN -BSN. Graduated in May of 2009. I am on opt that is going to expire in July 2010, I'm trying to get H1B currently, but nothing seems working. Just a few days ago I was hired at fresenius kidney dialysis center. I am wondering if it would be considering a specialty and I could ask for sponsorship. Please help, I am loosing my mind. Also if they would sponsor, by what time they would have to file... is it April 1st?

    Thank you
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from palme
    Hi,
    I am an RN -BSN. Graduated in May of 2009. I am on opt that is going to expire in July 2010, I'm trying to get H1B currently, but nothing seems working. Just a few days ago I was hired at fresenius kidney dialysis center. I am wondering if it would be considering a specialty and I could ask for sponsorship. Please help, I am loosing my mind. Also if they would sponsor, by what time they would have to file... is it April 1st?

    Thank you
    As a new grad you really do not meet H1b criteria of being specialised and just being hired at the dialysis center would not make you a specialist.

    unless the facility is a non profit making establishment and not capped then filing is done in April and you can not start work until Oct if successful in obtaining a H1b visa and that means if your OPT has expired you will have to either leave the US and wait for your interview or maintain a student status
  5. by   nursepacific
    I would actually agree with Silverdragon, you probably don't qualify for a H visa based on merely working as a dialysis nurse. You would need to be in an administrative position, have a certification such as in nephrology, or work in a hospital that only hires BSN's for that position, plus no USC or LPR are available.

    There was a previous posting on allnurses on 12-27-07 from Arnell1130
    Re: Salary Pay for Fresenius Medical or Davita?
    Fresenius Medical Care North Amarica ruined my life. For one year of working on them, i was given a irresponsible lawyer. I was given a work authorization but failed to ahave an approval in I-140. Including my family's dream was ruined. I was force to fly back to my coutry. Yes, before i go home their paying me 28/hr. I was in the Acute. My lawyer failed to submit the additional evidence that the USCIS is asking on time. LATE submission. So much....
    I actually don't think the lawyer was to blame. In 2008 only 136 H1B visa for nurses were approved nationwide. An additional 100+ were processed throuch h1c. It is possible by it will extremely difficult. A few years ago there was $5,000 to $10,000 sign on bonuses for nurses everywhere in the U.S. I haven't seen any recently. I would suggest trying a nationwide search and if there a is hospital or nursing facility willing to offer a sign on bonus, contact them to see if the are interested in a sponsorship.
  6. by   paulodonaire
    Hi guys,

    I am graduate of March 2009 BSN and I just passed NCLEX-RN last Jan 2010. I would like to apply for H1b Visa. What website could I find some info about the criteria and detail about the application of h1b Visa? could anyone please help me..
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    You do not apply for a H1b your employer has to. As a new grad unless you are specialised in your experience may find it very hard to find a employer willing to file a H1b especially as they have to prove that they can not employ a USC or PR first and with many USC and PR looking for work will be hard.
  8. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    You also need several years experience in a specialized field, not necessarily in nursing either BA is the minimum requirement. Read up on the requirements for H1b visa, it's posted all over this thread, and most likely you don't qualify for it. You may need to research other options and prepare to wait years before getting a visa. Good Luck
  9. by   dindinbay
    Guys i got an RFE. The lawyer are responding to it before March26. We're also asking from an expert opinion to defend the argument that USCIS laid on us. Every immigration attorneys do it so i have no question on that. I hope everything went well on my status.
  10. by   ghillbert
    This is exactly what we are saying - they have really clamped down on these visas and are ensuring that you can prove your qualifications and experience match the visa requirements.
  11. by   yanon
    Quote from mich_14ph
    Hello roseller02,
    I was also interviewed by the employer from St. Jude Renal Care Facility 1 year ago. I was one of the 15 applicants but they decided to hire the first 5 applicants for batch 1. They didn't hire another batch so lucky for the first batch. Can I ask what agency did you apply? I'm wondering if they are still under the same agency before. I hope to hear from you.Thank you.
    i was one of the first batch you were referring to, i was also one of the lucky (as u refer to) three to be chosen. the 2 went back home again without jobs. im so sorry for them. landbase was the agency chosen by st.jude renal care to look for nurses last february. we are paid $7/hour and not $16/hr-that is applicable for chc (hospital in the island), it is a privately owned out patient dialysis center, so we can't do anything about that. anyway, about the visa i really have no idea, its transition period right now until 2011. we do hope you can come asap for us to have relaxing duty..hehehe.. good luck and hope to see u soon.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Mar 16, '10 : Reason: pm to member
  12. by   roseller02
    HI vanon.

    I have not heard anything from landbase about the employers' decision.. And now I am wondering if they will hire me as well.. How long have you wait for them to call you? I hope to be considered.. Do the facility really have the openings for job?? or just training then afterwards will be sent home??? thanks.
  13. by   nursedandy
    Quote from roseller02
    HI vanon.

    I have not heard anything from landbase about the employers' decision.. And now I am wondering if they will hire me as well.. How long have you wait for them to call you? I hope to be considered.. Do the facility really have the openings for job?? or just training then afterwards will be sent home??? thanks.

    I spoke with the unit manager of SJRCF and she confirmed the they are indeed hiring RN and will process a working visa. Best of Luck to all!

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