H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010

  1. 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???
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    Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 10
    Critical Care Nurse; from PH
    Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience


  3. by   bigbrother88
    After receiving the Notice of Receipt, you will receive a Notice of Approval or Denial or a Request for further Evidence.

    If you will receive a Notice of Approval and if you will pass the embassy interview, you can be in the USA as early as October , 2009.

    If you will be denied and your employer will appeal your case , it will usually take a year to have the result of the case. Others may take a shorter or longer time than this.

    If you will get a Request for further Evidence, just expect to wait for a year at least to get the result of the case.

    I hope I have given you some ideas. Good luck!
  4. by   -L-E-
    Hi LemuelRN I just wanted to wish you good luck with getting you H1b approved. I am also planning on getting my BSN and then applying for an H1b. I will keep my fingers crossed for you Good luck!
  5. by   madwife2002
    I was under the impression that to practice as a Nurse in the US you cannot use a H1b visa anymore.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from madwife2002
    I was under the impression that to practice as a Nurse in the US you cannot use a H1b visa anymore.
    A lot of hospitals don't use it anymore but some still do. The problems are and has been noticed this filing as there are still H1b visas left from allocation because the company has to prove they can not employ a USC or LPR which at the moment isn't the case because of the many USC LPR that are loosing jobs
  7. by   ghillbert
    Good news is that if petitions were submitted April 1st, there's a great chance you will get one, because they still hadn't reached the cap as of April 8th. Usually all the visas go in one day, but this year applications were obviously down due to the economy.

    No problems practising as a nurse with H1B provided you a) have an employer and b) meet the criteria for the specialty visa.
  8. by   Gavin'sDad
    I'm guessing somebody here is connected to E-GMP?
  9. by   boudymarini
    Please someone knows any hosptial sponsoring H1B in CA ??

    or other states?

  10. by   ghillbert
    It's not a matter of finding a list of hospitals that sponsor. Most hospitals will sponsor if they want YOU. It's up to you to make contact and convince people to hire you.
  11. by   boudymarini
    Ghillbert Thanks for the quick reply...
    what is the best method to make the contact,,, email, telephone or personal interview?
    do agency help in working visas?
  12. by   LemuelRN
    Im waiting for my notice of receipt. My employer told me its somewhere in May or early June. Hope this works. I think the H1b visa is good only for Specialized nurses. Like nurses in the ICU, HDU, or any specialized area.
  13. by   ghillbert
    As of the last update at end of April, all the H1Bs have still not been allocated - so presuming you meet requirements, all those that applied should get one this year.
  14. by   salveapril
    hi, lemuel.. i'm also a dialysis nurse applicant for an h1b this year and i've got my receipt dated april 22. gud luck and maybe one of this day you'll gonna received your notice of action (I-797 C).