I already took my exam and it will turn 1 next year.:biggringi My application for a visa to work in US hasn't been processed yet. I am worried that my alloted 3 years to file my SSN may run out before I could even get to the US. A friend told me that I should try to apply (direct-hire) in the USA since I already have a tourist visa, but I thought that I might not be able to get a job because I don't even have a permit to work there. Will it be easier to wait for an agency to process my immigrant visa or ask a Hospital to work on my visa instead?