If you are a nurse from the Philippines and would like to apply to work in the USA, we will need to help you apply for an EB-3 Visa.
The EB-3 visa is our preferred choice of visa for international nurses looking to make the move to the USA. The EB-3 visa provides you with USA residency with no expiry date. Another real benefit of the EB-3 visa is that there is the option for your dependents to also be sponsored, meaning they can join you in the USA.
To be eligible for the EB-3 you must be either a skilled worker or a professional. A skilled work must have trained for at least two years to enable them to do their job to a high standard. A professional means that you have the equivalent to a US baccalaureate degree and hold membership of a professional organization.
Besides the relevant qualifications, you will also need to be able to provide the following documents in order to apply for a green card EB-3 visa:
- NCLEX Certificate
- Visa Screen
- IELTS (The IELTS will be required if your studies have not been conducted in an English speaking country)
- Employment Offer Letter from the hospital that you will be placed in.
As well as sponsoring new candidates on an EB-3 visa, Conexus can also help candidates who are looking for a change of sponsorship. In these cases, we will implement a premium processing visa application, which will get your to the USA quicker than expected.
The processing times for an EB-3 visa are approximately 9-12 months through a change of sponsorship, or an estimated 30 months with a new visa application. This may seem like a long time, but trust us, your dream of living and working in the USA will come around a lot faster than you think!
What do I need to do now?
Relax! Once you have the required documents and are ready to start the visa process, you won’t need to worry about a thing when it comes to obtaining your visa. A Conexus immigration specialist will co-ordinate the visa processing with the USCIS, NVC and the CEAC on your behalf.
If you would like to find out more about obtaining a visa to move from the Philippines to the USA, then get in touch with us today.