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i-140

Specializes in MSc in Anesthetics.

share with me length of time it took everyone to get theres through??? they say approx 3-4 months lets see if thats true !!!!!!!!!!!!as its the main reason for the hold ups in the process!!!!!!!!!!!:monkeydance:

share with me length of time it took everyone to get theres through??? they say approx 3-4 months lets see if thats true !!!!!!!!!!!!as its the main reason for the hold ups in the process!!!!!!!!!!!:monkeydance:
It took me 1 year from nclex to get I140

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

Bettyboop waiting over 400 days for her I-140!!! Think that hers fell down a hole lol

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Don't forget that as of yesterday (28th August) you can pay $1000 for a 15 day expidited service as nursing has just been added to the qualifying list. No good if you're affected by retrogresion type issues but if you're from the UK it could help speed things up a little.

I don't know all the ins & outs of it & I don't think you can apply the fee retrospectivley but you might like to try & check it out with your immigration lawyer/agency or the US immigration website

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

Don't forget that as of yesterday (28th August) you can pay $1000 for a 15 day expidited service as nursing has just been added to the qualifying list. No good if you're affected by retrogresion type issues but if you're from the UK it could help speed things up a little.

I don't know all the ins & outs of it & I don't think you can apply the fee retrospectivley but you might like to try & check it out with your immigration lawyer/agency or the US immigration website

Really that is such a valuable piece of information and great news for the UK nurses

english_nurse

Specializes in renal,peritoneal dialysis, medicine.

its alot of money

but worth it as all that waiting was awful, its a year since mine was being filed, i can hardly believe it

if i could have cut out those months of waiting by paying i probably would have

That only applies to new petitions submitted after the 28th and after. It cannot be applied to any that are currently waiting.

curlysin

Specializes in MSc in Anesthetics.

that would be good news for me as mine has not yet even been filed. so what would i do there. contact ogp and tell them id wish to do that?

i know a similar thread has been posted before about timelines etc i just want to know specifically i-140 waiting times and any major problems people have had. sorry if you think im going over old ground:rolleyes:

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Good news for me too as I just got a job offer!!!:w00t:

I'm checking out the contract right now but as far as I can tell there's no nasty surprises. The get out fee is really low compared to others I've seen. The pay isn't fanstastic but it's not horrendous either & it's certainly more than I get here in the UK! I'll look on it as paying back a loan through my wages! It's a means to an end anyway!!

I'm really excited & if this $1000 for expediting works for me then I''ll be even happier!! Actually I noticed that on the contract they re-imburse N-CLEX fees etc up to a max $1000 so maybe they'll re-imburse it I-140's way!!

Well I'm just too excited for words right now so I'll go now before I bore you anymore!!

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Good news for me too as I just got a job offer!!!:w00t:

I'm checking out the contract right now but as far as I can tell there's no nasty surprises. The get out fee is really low compared to others I've seen. The pay isn't fanstastic but it's not horrendous either & it's certainly more than I get here in the UK! I'll look on it as paying back a loan through my wages! It's a means to an end anyway!!

I'm really excited & if this $1000 for expediting works for me then I''ll be even happier!! Actually I noticed that on the contract they re-imburse N-CLEX fees etc up to a max $1000 so maybe they'll re-imburse it I-140's way!!

Well I'm just too excited for words right now so I'll go now before I bore you anymore!!

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Sorry - don't know how that posted twice - guess I'm just a bit too excited!

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

Good news for me too as I just got a job offer!!!:w00t:

I'm checking out the contract right now but as far as I can tell there's no nasty surprises. The get out fee is really low compared to others I've seen. The pay isn't fanstastic but it's not horrendous either & it's certainly more than I get here in the UK! I'll look on it as paying back a loan through my wages! It's a means to an end anyway!!

I'm really excited & if this $1000 for expediting works for me then I''ll be even happier!! Actually I noticed that on the contract they re-imburse N-CLEX fees etc up to a max $1000 so maybe they'll re-imburse it I-140's way!!

Well I'm just too excited for words right now so I'll go now before I bore you anymore!!

That is fantastic-so what are you working Days Nights? What kind of floor?

come on spill the beans

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Initially it will be med-surg & days but not yet confirmed 8 or 12 hours. Don't have any more real details yet.

The company thought that I had good, varied experience & want me to train up to ICU or ER once I'm settled. That will mean that when my initial contract is ended I will be in a better position than when I started.

I was hoping to hear from a couple of others too but I think this is as good as any offer I've seen. They pay for & sort out all the immigration stuff for me & even some of the stuff for my nearest & dearest. I even get a rebate for all my N-CLEX & licensing stuff but I've asked if they'll bump that to the expedited I-140 instead as it is exactly the same amount. Just waiting for the phone call right now.

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

Sounds really good, find out how long you are tied in for, and whether it is hours or fixed term?

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

I forget which state are you going to. If you are a direct hire you should be paid for your years of experience and they shouldn't give you less than the going rate for those years.

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

It's fixed term & it is a 2 year contract. I'd hoped for 12-18 months but what's another 6? At least the pay is increased by a couple of $$ after the initial 6 months, with furthur increments possible. It's not the worst pay I've seen & it is quite a bit more than I get here. I'll be entitled to extra for OT, Bank Holidays etc & even the allowed vacation hours are fair by US standards.

Also at least I know I'll get paid every month for 2 years:wink2: There'll be no worrying about whether I'll have enough hours to pay the bills as I have seen on this site with other foreign nurses & their less than desirable contracts!

It's not 100% perfect because it's not direct hire, I did try very hard but have drawn a blank with that approach. However, it's a nice, plain, fair contract. I'm under no illusions as to what I'm getting.........essentially a green card, 2 years stability, help with all immigration matters/costs, a good orientation and named support when I get to the USA, I'm even going to be met at the airport then I'll help getting SSN, driving test, etc etc.

I'm going to Florida, in or around the Tampa area...... so y'all better watch out!:D

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

I love Florida and would love to live there but I doubt it will happen now

curlysin

Specializes in MSc in Anesthetics.

rgn1 you must of been doing everything alone eh? smart girl!!when are you hoping to be there? its all very exciting for you:monkeydance:

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Actually I'm far from doing it all alone. I'm with Adevia who found me this contract. I have tried to find things alone, with Adevia's blessing but I guess they knew I'd struggle & I have.

I have just seen from a posting in the Florida forum that the pay I've been offered actually isn't too bad in comparison either, especially considering its a dreaded agency!

I just let everyone know, thanks to info I've gathered on Allnurses over the months, that I know what's what & I won't have the wool pulled over my eyes. I think it's helped..So thanks again guys & gals xxxx I've benefited from all your trials & tribulations!!

Now I'll be lurking in areas that deal with the next step. OH & I promise to post exactly how long my I-140 takes too!:)

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