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by erisirene erisirene (Member)

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I saw an agency here in the Philippines that process H-2B visa for nurses... i wanted to apply..are there anyone here in H-2B visa and waiting to be deployed?

Is it true that they can deploy as early as 3-5 mos?

share your stories about H-2B visa.... I'm interested in any good or bad stories..

tnx:yeah:

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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You do realise H2b visa is a temp visa usually for intermittent need, off peak, and employer has to prove that they are unable to get US workers and in the state nursing is at the moment doubt they will be able to prove that. Also only valid for 12 months and you will not be able to adjust your visa and stay after that 12 months. I would suggest doing more research into this visa as generally not used for nurses and there is much information on google regarding using this visa.

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suzanne4 is a RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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That visa is also not valid for nurses and is grounds to get one deported from the US. We see it being advertised in the Philippines but it makes one subject to immigration fraud. It is for untrained workers for a very specific length of time, and nurses do not meet those requirements from the start. We see this being used for the LPN, and there are no legal visas for them to enter the US and work here.

Please forward a copy of any of the garbage that you see offering this, and that is exactly what it is, to the US Embassy there in Manila. You would be sold as a slave to the highest bidder

They would also have you giving false information to the US Embassy officials and this is grounds for deportation for up to ten years after a stay in immigration detention before you are deported. You would be placed in a nursing home to work and they are undergoing frequent raids exactly for this.

Save yourself from having nightmares about being picked up by ICE.

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suzanne4 is a RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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There are no valid visas for LPNs/LVNs for the US. Even if one actually trains in the US, they still cannot get a visa to remain in the US and work.

This agency needs to be entered in a Hall of Shame for wishing to sell people that are unsuspecting.

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ooops!:eek: its good that i got to know these facts from u guys... their offer is great and even said that h-2B visas are for highly skilled professionals such as nurses in ICU,OR, any such special areas..:banghead:.. i even heard this from 1 of our reviewer... they said we have 3 years contract and can renew it after that.. we can also apply our greencard/immigrant visa once we get there.. :zzzzz

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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No that sounds more like the H1b than H2. I would google H2b and see what you get all I saw showed temp for 12 months

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ooops!:eek: its good that i got to know these facts from u guys... their offer is great and even said that h-2B visas are for highly skilled professionals such as nurses in ICU,OR, any such special areas in tertiary hospitals in florida and chicago..:banghead:.. they said we have 3 years contract and can renew it after that.. we can also apply our greencard/immigrant visa once we get there.. :zzzzz

if its illegal, why is it in P*EA...??:imbar

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hands640 has 4 years experience and works as a ICU NURSE.

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i've seen it also and i've been in their orientations but i think it is H1b, they require at least 2 yrs of hosp.expirience in a special area, and they are non-cap, and you'll be working in a well known hosp.in u.s.

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suzanne4 is a RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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You are speaking of the H1-B visa, that is only what can be used by RNs. Never the H2-B visa at all, or for any nurse or professional, it is only for unskilled labor.

Highly skilled also means several years of experience in one of the areas listed as well; that is going to make it hard for most to meet that for the US at this time.

The H1-B visas are also being investigated by the US right now as many were not used as they were supposed to be used. The US economy is also quite bad right now and the facility is going to need to prove that they were unable to hire an American first as well.

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hmmm.. i see.. So its H-1B? :chuckle

thank you soo much! :coollook: so its ok if if RNs will go out with this visa..

thank you everybody.. I am so looking for some advise in any RN issues, its a good thing allnurses is always here when i need some clarification! :bow:

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suzanne4 is a RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Chances are extremely slim that one will qualify for this visa. Without having significant work experience, one is never classified as a specialist. And this happens to be one of the specific requirements for the H1-B visa from the beginning. Having the BSN and no experience does not make one a specialist in any area of nursing.

Agencies do not issue visas and the US is actually reviewing each and every H1-B that has been issued in the past at this time.

And be very aware that this a temporary visa and that only, it does not qualify you for anything and it can be cancelled at anytime by the employer as well as the US government.

The employer must also pay 100% of the fees and none of it can be paid by the nurse or taken from their pay later on down the road, so it is going to be hard to find an employer that is willing to pay close to $7,000 US to bring over a nurse to begin with. Anything that is not above board will be grounds to get the visa denied immediately.

Next open window to even submit an application for this type of visa is next April with a start of October, 2009. There are only 65,000 per year and chances of getting one is quite slim at the very best. I would look at other countries to gain experience first there.

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got some RN friends, had entered US and worked here tru H2b visa as housekeeper in hotels. could it be possible for them to apply and work as nurses here in US and convert their h2b to h1a or whichever is appropriate to their application. they already passed NCLEX and ielts, they were just too desperate to enter US so soon.

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