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http://www.shusterman.com This presentation explains how registered nurses (RNs) may obtain temporary working visas by being sponsored by their employers. RNs may qualify for TN visas, H-1B visas, or work permits through OPT. Schedule a legal consultation at http://shusterman.com/schedule-immigration-consultation.html Please see our US Immigration Guide for Registered Nurses at https://shusterman.com/nurseimmigrationguide.html

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Temporary visas for registered nurses

Temporary Visas for Registered Nurses


Temporary visas for registered nurses1

Temporary Visas for Registered Nurses


Temporary visas for rns

Temporary Visas for RNs

A Brief History

  • H-1 Visas (1952-89)

  • H-1A Visas (1990-95)

  • No Working Visas for Most RNs since 1995

  • TNs for Canadian/Mexican RNs

  • H-1Bs if BSN is Required for Job


Visascreen requirement 1996 present

VisaScreen Requirement (1996 – Present)

  • Nurses

  • Physical and Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Language Pathologists/Audiologists

  • Audiologists

  • Clinical Lab Scientists/Technicians

  • Physicians Assistants


Obtaining a visascreen certificate

Obtaining a VisaScreen Certificate

  • CGFNS Evaluates RN’s Education,

  • Training, Licensure and Experience

  • Competency in Oral and Written English

  • Performed by IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC

  • Exceptions to English Language Tests


Trade nafta tn status for rns

Trade NAFTA (“TN”) Status for RNs

  • For Canadian and Mexican Citizens Only

  • VisaScreen

  • NCLEX/CGFNS

  • State License

  • TDs for Spouse and Children


H 1b visas for rns part 1

H-1B Visas for RNs (Part 1)

  • RN must have BSN or Equivalent

  • Job must require BSN or Equivalent

  • Prevailing Wage Requirement

  • Labor Conditional Application (LCA)

  • Posting Requirement/ Unions


H 1b visas for rns part 2

H-1B Visas for RNs (Part 2)

  • 85,000 Annual Cap on H-1B Visas

  • Cap-Subject Healthcare Employers

  • Cap-Exemption Healthcare Employers

  • USCIS Must Approve I-129 Petition


H 1b visas for rns part 3

H-1B Visas for RNs (Part 3)

  • VisaScreen Certificate

  • CGFNS, NCLEX, State License

  • H-4 Status for Spouse/Children

  • Visa Valid for Up to 3 Years

  • 3-Year Extension


Optional practical training opt

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

  • For Nurses Educated in the US

  • One-Year OPT for AA, BSN, MSN

  • No VisaScreen/PWD Required

  • State License Required


Where to find more information

Where to Find More Information

  • Nurse Immigration Guide

  • Free Immigration Newsletter

  • Job Opportunities


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