How long will it take to get an immigrant visa
Approximately 1 year.
Will I be assisted in completing the immigrant visa forms and will I be
counselled for the immigrant visa interview?
Yes. U.S. immigrantion attorneys
who have specific expertise regarding this process will be assisting
you to complete the immigrant visa forms as well as to prepare for the
immigrant visa interview.
After the interview is completed and the immigrant visa is granted when
can I officially immigrate to the U.S.?
Will my spouse and child(ren) be able to immigrate with me at the same
Yes. They would also need to complete immigration forms and will
need to be present at the immigrant visa interview. Additional fees are
What is "Schedule A"?
"Schedule A" is a list of categories designated by the
U.S. Dept. of Labor as not requiring alien labor certification. It is a
list of occupations that the Secretary of Labor has deemed to be in short
supply in the U.S. For the last decade, there have been only two
occupations on this list:
physical therapists and registered nurses.
What is the VisaScreen certificate?
It is a document that must be
submitted to obtain an immigrant visa. It is a certification by a
U.S. organization that the foreign nurse is proficient in written and spoken
English, that his/her license and educational certificates are authentic, and
that his/her professional competency is equivalent to that of a nurse who was born and
trained in the U.S.
When should the VisaScreen certificate for nurses be submitted?
VisaScreen certificate should be submitted along with your application for
the immigration visa interview.
How do I take the NCLEX or CGFNS if I'm not in the US?
Arrangements will be made for you to study and take the exams prior to filing the U.S. Permanent Residence case.
Please note that the above general information is subject to changes in the
law and procedures and should not be relied upon as the sole source of
making a decision on your particular case.
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