Green Card Process for International RN’s
- Complete Agency application forms
- Obtain study materials (Agency recommended complete package $200, includes audiotapes or CD’s, NCLEX review book, pharmacology review book and “nursing made insanely easy” review book.)
- Apply to Nursing Board and/or CGFNS ($160-$275) (3 months)
- Study, study, study (concurrent with above)
- Complete CES application if required by board. ($275) (concurrent with above)
- Issued ATT (Authorisation To Test) by Board (2-3 months)
- Book exam with Vue ($200) (2 months)
- Sit NCLEX/CGFNS (travel costs) (own schedule)
- Provide result and documentation for visa to agency (2-3 weeks)
- Interview for position arranged by agency (1 month)
- Green card application started by attorney (2 months)
- INS issues receipt notice (4 months)
- Complete visa screen documentation ($275)
- Sit NCLEX if only have CGFNS (2 months)
- Complete packet 3 for Attorney/INS (3-4 months)
- Consulate application/fee (up to $250 per family member) (2 months)
- Consulate required medical per family member (costs vary) (1 month)
- Interview at local consulate (3-4 months)
- Arrange travel and accommodation!
- Alternative option for CGFNS certificated nurses: sit NCLEX after arrival in US.
This is a lengthy process that each nurse can take at her own pace, step by step.
All costs are in US$$ and can be paid directly to the organizations concerned.
SNI is now recruiting committed and qualified nurses who are NCLEX passers and are willing to relocate to Florida and/or Virginia.
Our clients will also sponsor the Canadian TN visa and the Green Card!
Florida (East Coast):
- Operating room (OR)
- Emergency Room (ER)
- Medical-surgical (M/S) – Ortho/Neuro
- Medical Surgical (M/S – Oncology
- Medical Surgical (M/S) – combined with PCU
- NCLEX passer
- BCLS/ACLS/PALS as required for position
- Willing to relocate
- Salary based on experience
- Great shift differentials
- Help with travel
- 30-day free accommodation upon arrival
- Attorney fees paid
- Permanent positions – 12-hour shifts
Please send a detailed resume to: Pat@statesideinternational.com
Green Card Sponsorship!
Stateside Network International in cooperation with one of our partners is pleased to offer our green card sponsorship program to international nurses who qualify.
- IELTS passer with a score of 6.5 overall and a 7 in speaking.
- NCLEX or CGFNS passer –
- 1-2–year current experience in a hospital setting.
SNI can guide you through the process. Please submit the NCLEX assistance fee after we have assessed your resume and you want to move forward. This fee is waived if you take the NCLEX Review Course. The $400 is refundable once you start working.
Detailed resume to include type of hospital, size of hospital,type of patients you care for and equipment used. Submit this ASAP. Then send copy of your IELTS; NCLEX result; CGFNS result and any other certification you have plus a cover letter about you. When we receive your resume SNI will set a time to talk to you via phone or Skype. Once we have spoken with you and assessed your English, SNI will assess whether to forward your resume to the employer.
NCLEX and CGFNS: Once you have either NCLEX orCGFNS and IELTS, the employer’s will issue you a contract and start sponsorship. If you live close to a location where NCLEX testing is offered, NCLEX is required. For those nurses who do not, CGFNS will be required. CGFNS has locations throughout the world and SNI will help guide you through registration. During this time you will also register to take the NCLEX test and will take it upon arrival in the USA.
Benefits Include but are not limited to: $25-$28 per hour salary plus shift differentials; Attorney and all visa costs paid; one way airfare; one-month free accommodation provided when you arrive in America. Employer does not pay any costs for family members but they will be added to the petition. NVC fees paid; $1500 housing allowance upon arrival; $1000 arrival stipend.
Due to the current visa retrogression we cannot offer this program to nurses from the Philippines, India or China but will receive resumes. If you have a current priority date from a previous employer you can transfer to another employer and receive a new contract.
Contact: Pat@statesideinternational.com or Roz@statesideinternational.com (NZ)
NEW PROGRAM: Recapturing EB-3 Case Number.
If you are a nurse who was petitioned for the I-140 and have received your approval notice from immigration but your previous employer no longer wants to hire you, we can help you find a new employer and sponsor, recapturing your original petition date. Please send us details and send the original I-140 approval document if you have it.
- Current US license.
- Current Visa Screen if available.
- Proof of NVC Case Number either the DS3032 or I-864 or DS230 packet if available.
- In the past 2 years, finished 1 year clinical bedside work experience.
- Proof of IELTS or TOEFL, TSE. If it is not current, please take again. It is possible that you can retake the IELTS while the new petition is pending.
- Approval notice from immigration – if not, send us all the prior immigration details.
Current resume – send first so that we can send to employers with license and documentation.
This is an excellent opportunity for those nurses who have been ‘abandoned’ by their previous employer, either because of change in management, sale of facility, budget reasons or position no longer available. The process will take from 6-months to one year for final approval once the new petition has been filed and receipt of all documentation by the NVC.
Some of the new employers do pay the immigration fees. Others will not and you are responsible for immigration filing costs. The current positions are hospital based. Salaries are based on your years of experience and the hospital location.
SNI’s partner, who is based in California, is responsible for submitting your resume to the employer. The employer will then make arrangements to interview you either by phone or Skype. If accepted into the program by the employer you will be offered a contract by the employer. The contract or Job Offer Letter (JOL) will state salary, length of contract, scheduled shift, shift differentials, relocation allowance and any bonus if it is offered.
Places limited – apply now.
Florida (East Coast; Orlando, Boynton Beach):
OR, ICU; Pediatrics;
Texas (Houston): ICU; OR; M/S; Rehab
California (Fresno): ICU; M/S; OR
Full time positions; competitive salaries and benefits package. Minimum of 18-months experience in position applying for in a current hospital setting. Email Pat@statesideinternational.com
Dialysis Training Course
The dialysis training course is open to all registered nurses. A separate course can be arranged for those wanting to learn to be a dialysis technician.
It is a 4 week course of 8-hours a day and is taught by an American instructor. A minimum of 10-15 students are needed for this course. Every student must be prepared to study hard and learn. You will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
If any school or agency would like to set up a course or you are interested in attending a course – please contact us at Pat@statesideinternational.com. We can only set up a course overseas if we have the required numbers attending the course.
Master’s Degree Program and Bachelor Degree Programs, USA
Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California, Santa Barbara, California
- Master’s in Health Care Administration – Bachelor’s degree required
- Master’s in Business Administration – Bachelor’s degree required
- Master’s In Nursing Administration – BSN required
- Check with SNI for other programs available.
You can work 20 hours a week while studying for a Master’s Degree on the Utah campus .
Intake dates – June and August, 2015
Bachelor Programs available – check back for more details. Cannot work while studying for a Bachelor’s Degree Program. Will receive the OPT (Occupational Practical Training ) once you graduate – this allows one-year of work anywhere in the country. Must be related to course of study.
Study/Work: All students can work while attending a Masters Program. Working is part of the program. Students receive credit toward the degree as they work in their chosen or related field.
Students may receive OPT (Optional Practical Training) for 12-18 months after graduating. This allows you to work anywhere in the country.
IELTS score of a 6.0 band overall is needed to enter Master’s Degree Program – IELTS must be current.
If you do not have the required English to enter directly into the program there is an ESL program available.
Tuition and Fees:
$400 administrative fee paid to SNI upon acceptance into the program.
$150 College registration fee, paid to the College.
Initial tuition payment of $3800 must be paid at time of registration. If the visa is not issued all tuition will be refunded by the college. The registration fee and the SNI fee is non-refundable.
J-1 Visa: Students will be required to submit certain financial information. Contact us for details.
Contact the following for more information and to start the registration process: Pat@statesideinternational.com