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What Visa are you first on before Green Card is process for international nurses

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by Amonitzer Amonitzer (Member) Member

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Hi all,

Ive read about a few instances where agencies were supposed to file for a green card after year 1 of the contract but kept pushing it back. Have you heard of this situation? Also, what visa are you on while working before you even get the EB3 visa ?

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Generally nurses go straight to EB3 with employer, only exceptions may be H1b or TN or E3 visa

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1 hour ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Generally nurses go straight to EB3 with employer, only exceptions may be H1b or TN or E3 visa

Thanks for the reply! What is the difference between eb3 vs e3? Have you heard of anyone breached a contract? How did it turn out? Does the visa get rescinded? 

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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E3 is for Australian citizens where EB3 is an immigrant visa.

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OncologyCat has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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I came here as an international student so I was on F1 and the first year post grad I used my OPT for work. My employer sponsored me for an green card so I guess now I’m EB3. While I waited for my green card to process as my OPT period ran out, I did receive parole to go in and out of the US; not sure which category of visa that fits into.

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buknit has 10 years experience as a BSN.

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Came here on EB3 visa. Most employer file EB3 for nurses outside the US provided they have already passed the NCLEX. Its very rare for employer to sponsor H1b working visa. Those nurses under h1b are either employed in a Magnet hospitals wherein they require all their nurses to have BSN Degree. Requirement for EB3 is at least an Associate degree in Nursing. But for me Id rather be sponsored under EB3 than H1b coz EB3 is immigrant visa/permanent residency. 

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