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Please read the post about this on the International Forum. It is in a sticky at the top of the page.

The H-1B visas are not available to nurse in the US any longer, they have not been for over two years. And if anyone telly you otherwise, then they do not know of the expedited process for the green card.

The green card, or permanent residency, is the only visa that is available to an RN for working in the US.

If you are already in the US, and get an AOS filed on your behalf, that process is still towards the green card, and the EAD that gives you permission to work is not a visa.

I have been getting too many pms where nurses tell me that they are going to get an H-1 visa, they do not exist.

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Hi suzzane,Im already here in jackson ca. working under the interim permit, I already got my SS#.My problem is I cannot get a drivers license because since I still dont have the greencard,I show the dmv my passport with the immigrant visa,they are asking for my 1-94 stamped on my visa,I dont have it because 1-94 are for tourist visas only and not for immigrant visas, dmv said it is their regulation that I have the i-94,what do you think I should do.thanks.

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Not sure what to tell you on that one. They are quite strict with their requirements now. How long have you been in the US? You have a document that allows you to work in the US, I suggest that you contact the DMV main office and ask them what to show. You should be able to with what you already have. Or go to another DMV office.

As faer as what I remember, it is proof that you can legaaly be in the US. You have even more, you can legally work here.

You normally get your green card within a few weeks of arriving here.

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Not sure what to tell you on that one. They are quite strict with their requirements now. How long have you been in the US? You have a document that allows you to work in the US, I suggest that you contact the DMV main office and ask them what to show. You should be able to with what you already have. Or go to another DMV office.

As faer as what I remember, it is proof that you can legaaly be in the US. You have even more, you can legally work here.

You normally get your green card within a few weeks of arriving here.

My family and I arrived in the US feb. 9, as immigrants, I ve already tried 2 dmv offices one in El Cerrito and the other one here in jackson, I guess I,ll just wait for my greencard before getting a drivers license.Thanks a lot Suzzane.

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Hi Suzanne4! I came here in the US on an immigrant visa. I agreed to pay for my papers and all expenses with the knowledge that I'll only be tied with my petitioner for 6 months. Now 6 months later, my employer is asking me to sign a 3 year contract with them which I did'nt sign. What I only have is a job offer contract with my signature on it and that's it. How soon can I switch employers after getting my green card? By the way I got my green card last Sept. of 2005 and I started working during that time too. Thanks. Pls. advice me on what to do.

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Your petition required just a sox month committment, and that is all that you need to stick to, unless you wish to extend. The green card is yours. You can switch employers without any issue.

If your original contract was for six months and you have honored that, then you can do as you please. There is nothing that you need to submit to anyone.

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The 6 month length of my stay was only a verbal agreement between me and the legal assistant who fixed my papers. He told me I can go ahead and work elsewhere if I want to but the problem is, he's denying that he said that to me. The job offer contract states that my period of employment is permanent unless terminated for a cause or by voluntary resignation of the employee. So when the petitioner (employer) found out that I was applying for other jobs, thay are asking me to sign a 3 year contract with them. What should I do? Am I bound with the job offer contract that did'nt clearly state how long I'm going to work for my petitioner or can I resign if I choose to? Pls. help me.

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Sorry, but there is no such thing as a permanent contract, it must stipulate length of employement. No one is required to work for someone for life.

And you are voluntarily resigning.....................that is one of the reasons, correct?

What does the job offer specifically state? There should have been specifics listed in it that you agreed to. The letter that wassubmitted to immigration.

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hi,

im back again! ms. Suzanne is my favorite super moderator. anyway, iam wondering if i really need to take cgfns. iam already here in US and a greencard holder. do i just take nclex instead?.. :scrying: pls help!!!

thanks alot!! i live in TX btw.

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No, you do not. Texas does not require the CGFNS exam, you just need the CES if you graduated out of the US. And the NCLEX-RN exam.

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No, you do not. Texas does not require the CGFNS exam, you just need the CES if you graduated out of the US. And the NCLEX-RN exam.

thanks a lot!! youre the best!

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Hi,

I was wondering if you can share some information with me ...

1. How long do you have to wait for your credentials to get evaluated so that you can sit for the NCLEX exam and how long do you have to wait for the NCLEX results? Is the wait time different when you are in the US and Philippines?

2. How long does it take to get a green card after you are hired? Can I start working or do I have to wait for some sort of a permit before I can start working?

3. How soon will my family (husband and child) be able to get one also?

Sorry, I am not really familiar with the process and I'm just kinda worried that I won't get to see them for a long time (years?). I also have a US tourist visa, so I'm wondering if there is a difference if those things are done in the US vs Philippines.

Would appreciate any words of wisdom.

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