Bashyam Spiro LLP - Nurse Immigration 2004

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Bashyam Spiro LLP - Nurse Immigration 2004

  1. 1. IMMIGRATION OPTIONS FOR NURSES Procedures for Temporary Visas and Permanent Residency Robert B. Spiro, Esq Attorney-at-Law Bashyam & Spiro, LLP
  2. 2. <ul><li>Nonimmigrant Visa Options </li></ul><ul><li>TN </li></ul><ul><li>H-1C </li></ul><ul><li>H-1B </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li> H-1B Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s or Equiv. (BSN) </li></ul><ul><li>State License (or ability to obtain one) </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Question – Supervisory Position? </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to Obtain! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Visa Screen </li></ul><ul><li>How Do You Obtain One? </li></ul><ul><li>How Long Does it Take? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it Apply To NIV, IV, or Both? </li></ul><ul><li>ALERT: Visa Screen Req’d For All NIV as of 7/26/2004 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Overview of Licensing Issues </li></ul><ul><li>40 States Require CGFNS </li></ul><ul><li>11 States Require Credential Eval Course </li></ul><ul><li>9 States Require Either CGFNS or Cred. Eval. Report </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Permanent Residency </li></ul><ul><li>CGFNS or NCLEX </li></ul><ul><li>State License </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Petition </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>How Long Does It Take? </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Petition/I-140 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VSC – In as Short as 2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSC – 3-4 Months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSC – 4-6 Months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TSC - Around 1 Year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consular Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varies By Country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally 3-5 Months </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Bashyam & Spiro, LLP </li></ul><ul><li>www.immigrationcounsel.com </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Immigration Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Global Corporate/Individual Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Offices in N.Virginia and North Carolina </li></ul>

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