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The_Gift BSN, RN

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The_Gift has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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    TN TO GREEN CARD

    @hypnotizer question #1 yes it was necessary because you wont to make sure you always remain in a status while you are out here in the U.S. and yes once the i-485 is filed you can't leave the US untill you get a EAD & a travel permit question #2 cross- chargeability would apply to you as long as you have a spouse/partner even tho i am a Canadian citizen but born in the Philippines they will go with your country of birth but because my husband was born in canada i was able to you use canada question #3 the lawyer fees wasn't really that much it was more the cost of the applications from the USCIS that made everything add up and look like it was more expensive then it is. But for me it was well worth it
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    TN TO GREEN CARD

    Hello Fellow RN's & Future RN's I Just wanted to share my road to becoming a Green Card Holder as a RN Nurse from Canada I've been on this forum for some time now taking every bit of advice from everyone & anyone that has some on the immigration process. So i decied to do a write up on my experience and maybe this could help some people now or in the near future who are trying to get there green card. My journey started in January 2015 I was able to get all the documents required in order for me to apply for a TN (CGFNS Visa Screen, Proof Of Passed NCLEX, BSN Degree, & State License) I got my 1st TN in April of 2015 which was valid until 2018 worked for my hospital for about 1.5 year until I asked about sponsoring for a green card I spoke with my boss who sent me to HR who sent me to Executive of HR department all and all, My boss put in a very good word for me to the Executive of HR, the department told me that unfortunaley the hospital/company usually doesn’t sponosor nurses's that but they were willing to work with me, that being said they were willing to fill out all the necessary documents that was needed to file for my green card just as long as I paid for all the cost which was the documents that needed to be filled out & filed to USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) and my own lawyer etc which I was fine with below is my timeline and how long it took me to get my green card. Good Luck To You ALL!! Prevailing Wage Determination : is part of applying for PERM (RN Nurses Are Schedule A Occupation so its a little bit easier), for those who don’t know what (PWD) is click the link before this needs to be done before anything gets sent to USCIS https://www.mmhpc.com/2015/06/prevailing-wages-for-the-perm-based-green-card-process/ I-140 Timeline Nov 28 – 2017 | Package sent to USCIS Dec 1 – 2017 | Package received by USCIS Dec 4 – 2017 | Cheque cashed Dec 14 – 2017 | I140 Approved (Premium Processed) ****The reason for the gap between August to November the Hospital Needs to post a job posting on site and needs to be up for a certain amount of days***** ****With the approved I-140 I could have filed the I-485 right away due to my husbands country being CURRENT in the EB3 Category which is CANADA but I had to wait until my husband came to the U.S. from Canada and waited 90 days from his arrival to file the I-485 due to us doing Cross-Chargeability because I wasn't born in Canada & he is, my husband came to the U.S. Jan, 26,2018***** I-485 Timeline May 7 - 2018 | Package sent to Missouri Service Center (NBC) May 8 - 2018 | Package received by USCIS May 23 - 2018 | Physical Noticed Mailed May 24 - 2018 | Cheques Cashed May 29 - 2018 | Recieved Physical Notices June 22 - 2018 | FingerPrints Completed Sept 19 - 2018 | AP/EAD Text/Email Approval Sept 21 - 2018 | AP/EAD Physical Cards Mailed Sept 26 - 2018 | AP/EAD Cards Received Oct 19 - 2018 | I-485 Interview Scheduled (Interview Date Nov 27, 2018) Nov 20 - 2019 | I-485 Approved Nov 25 - 2019 | Green Card Received ***Aug 29,2018 Recieved RFE (Request For Evidence) text/email for birth certificate my husband sent in his "short form" birth certificate instead of a "long form"*** ***Recieved the actually Notice by mail Sept 2,2018, Re-sent "Long Form Birth Certificate" to USCIS Sept 12, 2018 USCIS recieved it Sept 13, 2018***
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    need advice about TN visa

    your best bet would to print out the guidelines of a TN visa and carry it to your interview or send it to who ever and just let them no all you need is the letter and thats it you will do everything else no lawyer needs to be involved as long as you have a good detailed letter from the company and all your credentials you shouldn't have any problems i started off with a TN in 2015 and now i on the verge of getting my green card just try and get the hospital to get you the letter which wont cost them anything for someone to do
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    I-140 denied or approved

    if you didn't pay for premium process which takes 14 days it will take alot longer 3+ months
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    I 140

    what were the reasons for the RFE & the denials??
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    Canadian New Grad to USA?

    best thing for you to do is when you have all your supporting documents to apply for your TN @buffalo/Niagara border and receive your TN go to the SSN office in buffalo in apply for it that's actually what i did
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    Canadian New Grad to USA?

    or what you can do is when you get your TN just go to a SSN office in buffalo and apply for one thats what i did
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    Canadian New Grad to USA?

    to get visa screen i would suggest to pay the extra $$ to get it quicker its a little bit much but its well worth i paid $500 and it was the best $500 i spent cause i got it real fast instead of waiting 4-5 months like i read for some people
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    Canadian RN moving to US

    well from what ive been reading and hear on forums that it would be diffcult to get a job and in the U.S. due to all the new grads in U.S. that are trying to find a job also not saying that its not possible but if you have all your credentials in order (your BSN, state license, & visa screen, NCLEX,) it doesn't hurt to try and see what happens, the hospital that i work out told me specific that they rather hire inside like people doing there placements and such cause it cost them a lot of $$ to train i worked in a small health center when i graduated for about 3 years then worked in a hospital for 2 years before i made the decision to actually leave Canada and try nursing in american.... so my advice to you is when you graduate get all your credentials that's needed and apply for Canadian & US jobs and see what happens if you don't get any call backs from US hospitals its more then likely cause you don't have experience which EVERY hospital says they want! which is a joke! work in canada for a couple of years then reapply again when you have the experience and see what happens
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    I-140 petition denied for EB3

    well they have to let you know on why your application was denied maybe you should try and call the USCIS and see if they can give you more info
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    Canadian RN moving to US

    1st question - some people will have there own opinions about it for me i like it better then working in Canada when i was working in Canada i had a few employees who worked in the U.S. before and some had mixed feelings so liked it some didn't like it so the best thing is if you have the chance to go and see for yourself that's the only way you'll know is to try yourself 2nd question - yes as a Canadian citizen you will still have to pay both Canadian/US taxes if you become a Permanent Resident then i believe you don't have to pay Canadian taxes "don't quote me" not 100% sure depending on how much your making in the US will determine on how much you'll pay in Canadian taxes 3rd question - depending on the hospital some will offer signing bonus & moving expenses the hospital i am working for now gave me $2,000 to move from canadian to georgia 4th question - have been working in the US for over 3 years and i love it and was worth it for me and have no regrets
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    I-140 petition denied for EB3

    well 1st thing 1st your gonna have to wait until you get the notice and see what the reason is
  13. well yea since your a US citizen that sounds about right just get the credentials evaluated and then figure out what state you want to work in get your state license and you should be good to go Canadian NCLEX is NCLEX periond so you dont have to worry about anything
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    Canadian New Grad to USA?

    oh ok thats great to hear if its set up for you like that by all means take the opportunity and good luck
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    Canadian New Grad to USA?

    your best bet is to try and stay in Canada and work and get some experience then try to move the US if that's what you want to do you will look more appealing to them cause you'll have 1.Experience 2.BSN which is not necessary in the US & some RN's don't have
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    Are you a Canadian RN who relocated to the USA?

    your best bet to not make things complicated just try and find a job and go for your TN and when you have your foot in the door for about a year & a half then inquiry about them sponsoring you for a green card and go from there
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