H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 40

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   maverick91
    Greetings to everyone! My attorney told me that my H1b has been approved and now we are just waiting for the mailed letter to arrived. I am scheduled to come home to the Philippines for my 45 days vacation and that i may not be able to return back here in Saudi Arabia.
    My visa stamping will be in Manila, my concern now is that i have an existing valid working visa here in the kingdom and that my US visa be denied upon interview by the US consul in Manila because i did not cancel my working visa here.
    Thank you in advance for your comments...God bless!
  2. by   siyara
    Quote from optimistic,RN
    I had in aunt in New Jersey who is working on a nursing care home. She is quality assurance coordinator and her facility is willing to sponsor me for H1B visa. They had a lawyer already to help me to file for the H1B visa to USCIS. They want me to file for the charge nurse position in their facility. But after all these suggestions and comments from the administrators, will I still continue to file for H1b Visa? I was disheartened reading all theses post. I had my NCLEX and visa screen already with an ongoing staff nurse work here in our secondary hospital. Does anybody here had the same experience as mine? You're reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
    hi there! i think we're on a similar situation only that i have no experience yet as an RN in the phils but I do have another degree which i finished before taking up nursing. im still preparing to take my ielts to get a visa screen. so how's it going now? are you pursuing with your orig plan? im having a difficulty too. right now, my employer, who owns a home health and another healthcare facility wants me to go to the US on my tourist visa, then file for the sponsorship while im there to make the process faster as they said.. i was hoping they could still file my petition and wait for the results while im here in the phils. cause i think that would be much safer. i know it wont do me any good once i go to the US as a tourist then apply for a working visa and dont get approved. really, this has kept me online everyday looking for options, possible answers..... any suggestions? thanks in advance. : )
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from siyara
    hi there! i think we're on a similar situation only that i have no experience yet as an RN in the phils but I do have another degree which i finished before taking up nursing. im still preparing to take my ielts to get a visa screen. so how's it going now? are you pursuing with your orig plan? im having a difficulty too. right now, my employer, who owns a home health and another healthcare facility wants me to go to the US on my tourist visa, then file for the sponsorship while im there to make the process faster as they said.. i was hoping they could still file my petition and wait for the results while im here in the phils. cause i think that would be much safer. i know it wont do me any good once i go to the US as a tourist then apply for a working visa and dont get approved. really, this has kept me online everyday looking for options, possible answers..... any suggestions? thanks in advance. : )
    I don't think you being in the US when filing H1b makes any difference because as far as I am aware you still have to attend for a interview and you can't do that in the US
  4. by   firstyearRN
    For those nurses who have acquired H1Bs: who has sponsored you and under what position? Have they also filed for green card sponsorship as well? Thank you so much in advance. Does anyone know approximately how long it takes for canadian nurses to get green cards once I-140s are filed?? I'm a BSN prepared nurse now attempting to prepare for the future! Not sure whether or not I should ask my american employer to file the I-140 due to the potential of never being able to leave the hospital. Thank you!!!
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from firstyearRN
    For those nurses who have acquired H1Bs: who has sponsored you and under what position? Have they also filed for green card sponsorship as well? Thank you so much in advance. Does anyone know approximately how long it takes for canadian nurses to get green cards once I-140s are filed?? I'm a BSN prepared nurse now attempting to prepare for the future! Not sure whether or not I should ask my american employer to file the I-140 due to the potential of never being able to leave the hospital. Thank you!!!
    Current waiting time once I140 is approved is 5 years but this will vary as it moves up and down and also dependent on where you was born. If you check out the visa bulletin and your birth place is Canada then you will come under the heading Rest of the World and usually nurses come under EB3 category. As a Canadian you have the option of NAFTA visa (TN) which is probably a better visa to have than H1b and you can still file for greencard on NAFTA.

    Visa Bulletin
  6. by   firstyearRN
    Thank you silverdragon as always for such a thoughtful response!! I'm currently on a tn and feel like I'll never move to something more permanent due to the long waiting times. How long does it take to get a green card if in the NP H1B category? Or is it still the same? Thank you!!
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    If you have a job as a NP I think your category would be EB2 which I think is current therefore the process will be fast but you need to be employed as a NP
  8. by   kgomezRN
    hi im new here and have read the previous threads. I have already received my rn illinois license, currently working as a cardiac cathlab nurse for almost 2 years and my visa screen is already in the process. can anyone help me which agency can help me get an H1B visa? I know that the chances are getting slim to go to US but im still trying to be optimistic.

    I hope someone can help me with my concern. thanks so much.
  9. by   ERONURSE
    Hi, I would just like to know if anyone have an idea how much you could spend in the credentialing process for H1b visa. Because somebody offered me for a fee of $600. I would just like to check if this is reasonable. thanks.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ERONURSE
    Hi, I would just like to know if anyone have an idea how much you could spend in the credentialing process for H1b visa. Because somebody offered me for a fee of $600. I would just like to check if this is reasonable. thanks.
    what do you mean by fee? all fees for H1B are supposed to be paid by the employer
  11. by   siyara
    hi everyone. i just want to hear your thoughts about this. does enrolling for an MSN degree in the Philippines be helpful in qualifying for an H1B? again, im an RN from the Philippines with no hosp experience, passed the NCLEX exam last year and currently reviewing for my IELTS to get a VSC. i do have another degree which is BS in Chemistry with a year of experience in a lab. Im supposed to be sponsored this year by my employer which is a home healthcare for a Quality Assurance nurse position. apparently, i was not qualified for an h1b according to my lawyer since BSN graduates from the Philippines are considered AD holder when in the US. So he advised me to enroll in a graduate school here to increase my chances of getting approved for an H1b and told me that i would then be sponsored for a managerial or supervisory position in the same homehealth. I think its a great advice but it would take me again max of 2 years to get that. So any thoughts or suggestions? do you guys think that my lawyer's advice is the best thing to do? or should i consult another immigration lawyer for a second opinion? can i be qualified for a managerial position by having a master's degree with no experience at all? thank you in advance! =)
  12. by   gr9153
    hey everyone,

    i hate to butt in the tread with a Q but Im having difficulty understand most of the visa applications form. in my case, im going to grad in june,2011. i've been applying for a job for my 1 year opt but have been rejected left and right cos of my f1 visa status. most recruiters tell me the hospital don petition period. i was thinking on doing my masters after my 1 year opt to buy time and then apply for an h1b visa but i cant even seem to get a job first. would love any advice from you guys. also cld u let me know which hospitals/healthcare company will hire a new grad and peitition for a working visa????

    thanks!
  13. by   misswoosie
    H1-b visas for nurses are only for positions and candidates that are classed as specialised.
    Even then USCIS are often picky about giving them (acc' to our lawyer) because they don't really see that a nursing job requires a BSN, when you can train to be a RN in the US with an ADN.
    The job MUST require a US BSN and several years experience in the specialty, plus the candidate has to match those requirements.
    The quota for H1-bs the last immi' year has been met, so wouldn't be able to apply again until April this year to start work in October.
    Really unlikely that someone with little or no exerience would even be considered for such a job, and many hospitals just aren't sponsoring for visas at the moment , even for VERY experienced nurses, because of the cost.
    Masters is different altogether , as the jobs that require Masters tend to be CERTIFIED Nurse Practitioners,CERTIFIED Clinical Nurse Specialists and CERTIFIED Nurse anesthesiologists and Nurse educator jobs.Those jobs would qualify for EB-2 Green Card anyway.

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