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Foreign Nurse Visas (H-1C Visas)
H-1C Visas Foreign-registered Nurses
Healthcare Immigration Attorneys Based in Chicago, Illinois
The shortage of qualified nurses in many regions of the United States led to the creation of the H-1C visa for medical professionals. This program, which expired in December of 2009, is presently being reviewed by the U.S. Congress for the purpose of being reinstated. If you are looking for a position as a registered nurse within the United States, contact our office and we will refer you to an experienced nurse recruiter. A nurse recruiter will work with you to obtain sponsorship by a hospital, nursing home or other health-care facility allowing you to come to the United States on a work visa or as an immigrant (green card). 30 Years Experience in U.S. Immigration Law
The Shapiro Law Group, based in Chicago, Illinois, represents healthcare facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals across the Midwest and throughout the United States. We have assisted nurses from around the globe, including the Philippines, India, England, Canada, and other countries. Contact our firm today to discuss your nurse visa needs. We have extensive knowledge allowing H-1C visa sponsorship when Congress reinstates the H-1C program. Contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to help you.
Our law firm also specializes in working with Philippine registered nurses and foreign nurses from countries other than the Philippines, such as Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Poland and India. Our office has experience with registered nurses from other countries who seek sponsorship by hospitals, nursing homes, and health care organizations allowing them to obtain work visas and green card status in the United States.
We help student nurses who are within the United States obtain sponsorship by hospitals, nursing homes, and health care organizations allowing them to remain in the United States by obtaining H-1B work visas for them, as well as green card status. Our office also helps F-1 student nurses who have optional practical training (OPT) obtain work visa and green card sponsorship.
The H-1C Visa
The H-1C program, which expired in December of 2009, is presently being reviewed by the U.S. Congress for the purpose of being reinstated. Under the H-1C program, H-1C visas are for foreign-registered nurses who are citizens of another country seeking to work in the U.S. H-1C nurse visa applicants can only be sponsored by hospitals qualified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the H-1C foreign-registered nurse work visa program which Congress is presently working to reinstate.
The firm can help expedite approvals and address legal barriers by obtaining the necessary eligibility verifications and documentation, and counseling for foreign-registered nurses and their prospective employers on any additional certifications or educational requirements to qualify for the H-1C visa.
Required Documentation Required When the H-1C Program is Reinstated
Sponsored Registered Nurses will have to:
- Provide a certificate from the Commission of Graduate Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS); or possess a Registered Nurse license to practice in the state of intended employment.
- Have either a U.S. registered nursing education or a license to practice professional nursing in the foreign country where she/he obtained her/his nursing education.
- Have a Visa Screen Certificate
- Be qualified to practice nursing in the state of intended employment immediately upon admission to the U.S.
Contact an Experienced Nursing Visa Attorney at (847) 564-0712
For more information about the H-1C nurse visa program, contact an experienced healthcare immigration lawyer at The Shapiro Law Group. We work closely with clients to facilitate immigrant and non-immigrant applications in a timely manner.