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what is the shortest contract that can be signed?

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by firstyearRN firstyearRN (Member)

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Are all of them 2 years, or can you sign for a year and still get a green card?

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Most are two year contracts, and we expect to be seeing three year contracts starting soon when the new fee structure goes into effect for immigration.

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Mine was 3 years and it sucks. I guess I was very desperate. Suzzanw what is the average pay for a nurse with at least a year experience working in a specialty area like an ICU with a patient load of 3 to 1? Most of these patients are vented. I am in NC.

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My understanding is the number of years the contract represents is your employers investment in you and in the process including all the filing fees, immigration Atty., recruitment costs etc. in getting you .

In my opinion every good contract has an 'exit' or 'buy out' clause that gives you the opportunity to 'buy yourself out' and that is 'pro rated' accordingly.

For example if your 'buy out clause was $15K for say 3 years & you worked 2 of the years and you opted to buy out the contract, the pro-rated fee you would have to pay your employer is $5K for that final year.

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Most importantly as Suzzane has advised! READ THE CONTRACT Before singing it!

Any Good Employer/ Agency WILL ALWAYS Have you read the Contract and even take it home- to really study and understand it until you are comfortable with th terms.

ALSO-You should always be Given a COPY! To Keep for future refference!

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there was a foreign nurse from san diego that went on AOS before the retrogression hit last year. instead of getting a sign in bonus, she was given a 1 year contract instead.

i guess it depends what route you take.

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Are all of them 2 years, or can you sign for a year and still get a green card?

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no contract is the shortest contract. I had no contract but i am still in my job and do not have plans to change job immediately. What matters is not the lenght of contract..but the type of work u want to do and the place u want to live at.

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starbin,

are you a foreign nurse? contracts tend to be rather relevant if you're not born in the states.

Sarah

Starbin is a foreign nurse that was petitioned for the green card. And she is very correct in what she is stating.

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starbin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Nephro, ICU, LTC and counting.

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starbin,

are you a foreign nurse? contracts tend to be rather relevant if you're not born in the states.

Sarah

Let me borrow Suzanne's words here. I am a foreign nursing graduate and was petitioned by the facility I am currently working for.

I did not have to sign a contract despite the fact that my employer petitioned my I-140. Not all employers ask you to sign a contract in exchage of I-140 petition. I guess contracts are more common and longer when you go through agencies.

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Let me borrow Suzanne's words here. I am a foreign nursing graduate and was petitioned by the facility I am currently working for.

I did not have to sign a contract despite the fact that my employer petitioned my I-140. Not all employers ask you to sign a contract in exchage of I-140 petition. I guess contracts are more common and longer when you go through agencies.

I too didn't sign any contract with my petitioner

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