Practicing in the US has been specifically developed by Conexus Medstaff to provide you with an introduction to the US healthcare industry and the expectations of the role of an RN in America.
Practicing in the US has been specifically developed by Conexus Medstaff to provide you with an introduction to the US healthcare industry and the expectations of the role of an RN in America.
We aim to familiarise you with some of the main regulations and practices that govern health care and nursing in the United States. Register today to take part.
For orientation, Conexus will guide you through the hospital interview process to make you American dream a reality. Register today to take part.
Nursing talent and graduates can live out a dream career in the US with Conexus. As a brand that partners with over 200 healthcare facilities across 30 American states, international nurses trust Conexus to find unique roles across the US.
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By 2026, there will be a deficit of 240,000 RNs in the US. Other studies have produced figures suggesting that a skills shortage reckoning is on the way for nurses. Factors abound: younger generations aren’t interested in nursing. Moreover, the profession itself is increasingly approaching retirement age, meaning their skills go with them. With such a huge demand for nurses, non-US nurses looking to move to the US (especially those in the Philippines) are in an advantageous position. Visa sponsorship can appear daunting at first glance, but Conexus Medstaff is making the process more straightforward by acting as a key partner to international nurses who are looking to make the move to the US. Since our inception, Conexus Medstaff has set out to mitigate the old guard of ineffective agencies. We do that by remaining alongside nurses from application to placement and beyond. It’s led to us forging ever-lasting partnerships throughout their nursing career. For clients, nurse visa sponsorship means nurses with peace of mind - locked in professionalism from an unburdened staff. In this article, our dedicated team has pulled together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding visa sponsorship and our unique approach. So, if you’re a non-US nurse or recently graduating in the US and looking to remain there to live and work, read on to find out why Conexus Medstaff has changed the face of visa sponsorship forever! QUESTION: Some agencies place you in many different contracts. This often leads to more work in a short space of time. Does Conexus do this? ANSWER: We can offer that. But our specialty is 5000-hour assignments in a single location. That means we don’t lock nurses into extremely long time periods like other recruiters. Which, in turn, means greater autonomy for nurses. Additionally, placement in a single location provides the opportunity for nurses to build relationships with colleagues and develop their skills further. And for clients, the added bonus of retaining top quality staff. Q: The USA is expansive. With so many different states to work in, where do I even begin? A: With over 200 clients across the country, the Conexus Medstaff team can assist in placing candidates across a range of states. Your placement depends on many more factors than just who’s hiring at that moment; we want to know your personal requirements, whether that’s proximity to schools for your children, transport links, and, of course, your personal preference. The graphic below shows you exactly which states we place candidates. Here's another thing to consider. Many states in the USA have unique, often different, accreditations and requirements to be a registered medical worker, including as a registered nurse. Conexus Medstaff has both the experience and a broad client base in each of the states we work in. This ensures international nurses coming to work in America have the correct paperwork, experience, and skills. In turn, they can also access a wide range of clients when an assignment is completed if they so choose. Q: Will I hear from Conexus once I’m placed? A: Of course! We work beyond the placing nurses in assignments and remain alongside them to help progress their careers. We also offer our nurses a wide range of benefits to help take care of them long into the future, including help with planning retirement with our simple IRA Pension Plan with Fidelity where your contributions are matched by up to 3%. Q: What are the sign-up costs? A: Unlike some healthcare recruitment agencies, there are zero upfront sign-up costs for nurses registering with Conexus Medstaff. This is something we take particular pride in. Often, our industry is plagued by onerous, unnecessary fees that slow down the staffing process. Combine this with our end-to-end commitment to our nurses and the benefits they're afforded with us. With all that going for us, we feel that those fees are a hindrance in the relationships we want to build with our candidates. Here at Conexus Medstaff, you can think about the long-term to build a career and a life in America. Q: Can I contact Conexus if my sponsorship is about to end? A: Conexus Medstaff actively encourages a dialogue with nurses’ whose sponsorships are about to end. We can help them to extend their stay. Having long-standing relationships with US-based medical employers pays great dividends for candidate and client alike. We are well-versed and perfectly placed to help ensure further employment opportunities for existing nurses. There's such a strong demand for nurses in the US. With experience already accrued, we think you shouldn't have to worry about your sponsorship being extended. Q: When I’ve been placed, can Conexus help with continuous learning, or will I need to seek this myself? A: We’re passionate about the continuous learning and development of all of our nurses. That’s why we provide up to $5,000 of academic materials during your assignment with Conexus Medstaff - all for free. We will support you in finding the correct programs, courses, and onsite learning so you can continue to develop and flourish in your nursing career. Conexus Medstaff can help nursing professionals ensure their dream of living and working in the US becomes a reality. This includes helping with the necessary paperwork, securing your placement and supporting you when it’s time for the big move and far beyond. Our bespoke US Ready training program (DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE HERE) focuses on your smooth transition to a US healthcare facility workforce. This educational program is a custom set of training modules for international nurses taking up a placement with Conexus Medstaff. Designed by our in-house Clinical Nurse Educator, we will make sure you are as fully prepared as you can be for your move to the US. Get US Ready with Conexus Medstaff today!
As an International Registered Nurse dedicated to taking their career to the USA, you’ll probably already know that to live and work in the United States you will need to pass the IELTS before your US visa can be issued. IELTS opens a world of opportunity for international registered nurses. It is the world’s most popular English proficiency test for international study, migration and work, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year. The IELTS is accepted by the US Government and US Visa and Immigration department. The IELTS ensures that non-native English speakers have the required English skills and English ability to live and work in the USA. It is designed to reflect the sort of language spoken every day in an English-speaking country, and will assess you on: Listening; Reading; Writing; Speaking. Here are some frequently asked questions we get about the IELTS, and our answers to those questions to help you in your path to passing it and working in the US. Which test do I need to take? The IELTS offers two different exams and so it is important that you choose the right test; IELTS Academic and IELTS Professional. If you are an international registered nurse that wants to work in the USA, you will need to take the IELTS Academic. Where can I take the IELTS? You can find an IELTS test centre in over 1200 locations across 140 countries, so there is sure to be a test centre not too far away from you. To find an IELTS test location near you, visit their Find a Test Location page. What do I need to pass? The IELTS is marked from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert). To pass your IELTS and be eligible for a US visa you will need to score 6.5 overall but must score a 7 on the speaking section of the IELTS exam to meet US visa standards. Where can I find practice questions? Practice makes perfect so prepare yourself for your IELTS by practising with the free sample questions from the official IELTS website. Here at Conexus Medstaff you do not need your IELTS to apply with us or even to have an interview with us. But having your IELTS does make your case to work as an RN in the US look much stronger. Without it, your visa will not be processed by the US Visa and Immigration department. So don’t let not having the IELTS hold you back. For one thing, you never know how quickly the priority date will move, so the sooner you have it, the sooner your American adventure can get underway!
Nurse job interviews are nerve-wracking, whether they take place in the US or in your home country. In the past, you’ve probably wanted a full checklist of the Do’s and Don’ts for an interview heading into that meeting. The experts at Conexus Medstaff are here to help. We’ve developed the below tips to help you communicate your confidence, enthusiasm and intelligence during your telephone interview. This is your time to shine, so make the most of it! Follow our 25 simple tips for the entire nursing job interview process. You'll be able to ace your initial phone interview, come across professionally in your face-to-face interview, and get your US RN adventure off the ground. PRE-CALL: Failing to prepare = preparing to fail! This old line by a famed basketball coach holds true in everyday life. If you fail to prepare for your job interview, you have - effectively - fully prepared...to fail the interview. To avoid that fate, you need to know what to practice. Here are some things to go over as you prepare for your interview: 1. Know who you are and how you got where you are. Know your resúme inside out. Be able to recount your big accomplishments. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. 2. Know what you want to do next. Think about your goals and ambitions. 3. Understand the role you are being interviewed for. Be familiar with the job description. Then, accurately (but without embellishing) align your skills and experience to the role. 4. Research and learn as much as you can about the organisation. Read their own website and perform general internet searches. Does it have a mission statement? What are the company values? 5. Prepare some answers to common interview questions. 6. Write down all of your ideas to the above points. Use what works best for you – paragraphs in full sentences, lists of keywords, diagrams, etc. 7. Practice answering questions verbally. Here’s a good exercise to do this: Role play with another person playing the interviewer. Practice speaking your answers out loud while alone. 8. Think about the speed of your speech and your breathing. 9. Try to limit unnecessary words or sounds such as “like” and “erm.” 10. Practice smiling in a mirror while you answer your questions verbally. Remember: If you smile, it comes through in your voice. Your interviewer will see it, feel it and hear it! CALL DAY: How to Conduct Yourself 11. Eliminate distractions Sit in a quiet room without distractions or interruptions. Where necessary, keep others (pets, children) occupied. If possible, use a landline with a good connection. 12. Have a glass of water nearby Sometimes your throat gets dry. Having a glass at the ready helps you communicate clearly as possible. 13. Don’t forget your mirror! If you've practiced in front of a mirror already, you can watch yourself during a phone interview to make sure you’re hitting all of the key points, like smiling. 14. Have a copy of your resume near you during the interview. If your mind goes blank on dates, it's alright. Above all, don't dwell on this: you can offer to check on the dates. FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW: Your Conduct So you’ve passed the phone interview! Wonderful. Now the interviewer (and some other people affected by your role) want to meet you in person. Here are some things to keep in mind to make sure you come across well throughout the entirety of the interview. 15. Speak clearly and breathe calmly. 16. If you do not understand a question, kindly ask the interviewer to repeat the question. 17. Just in case you forgot: Smile! 18. Project confidence in your voice. Speak with enthusiasm and energy to engage the interviewer. Be positive and avoid negativity. Answer questions succinctly and do not ramble. FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW: Have a Discussion Manners count for a lot with any conversation, and it’s especially true with a nursing job interview. It’s first impression time, and there will As for what you talk about, here are some thoughts about the things that might come up in the course of the interview. 19. Focus fully on the question or conversation. Do not begin your response until the other person has finished or you may respond inappropriately. 20. Sell yourself to the organisation. Tell them why you would fit well with their values. Tell them what skills and experience you have to fulfil the job description. Tell them about your ambitions. 21. Choose your words clearly and professionally. Do not use slang words. Try not to use filler words or sounds such as “like” or “um.” Short silences are not always bad – it can show you are thinking about your answer. Be conscious to speak the language of your profession, which often transcends any global vs US English barriers. This will help you come across as a professional who understands the field of nursing and the vocabulary that is often associated with the profession. 22. Give specific examples when asked about your experiences. This helps the interviewer gain a deeper understanding of your skills and abilities. When recounting experiences or accomplishments, never identify patients or family members by name or any other identifiable information. 23. Never speak badly of a former employer or former colleagues. 24. Ask the interviewer questions. This is an often forgotten aspect of the job interview: you need to interview them as well. You are also seeing if you want the job on offer. You want to know that it will be a good fit for you. Some well-researched questions for the interview is another chance to show your research, industry and competency in nursing. 25. Do not ask about the job package at this stage That means questions about, salary, benefits or paid time off is off limits. This is something that should be discussed ONLY if you receive an offer of employment. BONUS TIP: Conclude the interview in a positive manner. If you are interested in the role, reiterate your interest and tell them why you think you would fit well within the organisation. Thank the interviewers for their time and interest in your application. Good luck and we'll see you in America!
The Visa Bulletin for December 2018 has been released! The EB-3 Priority Date could mark the end of the US Visa retrogression in the near future especially for Filipino nurses who's priority date is currently 15 JUNE 2017, however it’s not just international nurses from the Philippines who should start preparing for their next adventure. The priority date for Indian nurses has jumped forward 2 months to 01 MARCH 2009! This jump in priority date means that the American Dream may be just around the corner for the backlog of thousands of Indian registered nurses who already have existing US visa priority dates. The Conexus team are not only here to help recently inspired International Nurses take their first step in their international nursing career, but if you are one of the thousands of nurses with an existing priority date who has been abandoned by their previous sponsor, then look no further! We encourage all Indian nurses with priority dates to get in touch with us today. Our in-house Immigration team can help any abandoned nurses with an existing priority date recapture their original I-140 petition, so if you have a current priority date and have been abandoned by a previous sponsor, then get in touch with us today and we will get to work straight away; the land of opportunity is waiting for you! For abandoned nurses who still dream of working in the USA, your #AmericanDream could be a lot closer than you think. Get in touch. It's time to pick up where you left off!
Time for yet another blog post from our continuing series of nursing industry news pieces we’ve “ripped from headlines”, a la Law & Order. It’s a great compendium of nursing topics making the rounds on Google News. We invite you to read our previous installments in this series here. In the international healthcare recruitment system, competent nursing is represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The quality foreign nurses we place, and the American healthcare providers who turn to Conexus Medstaff for their services. These are their stories. (Duh-DUH!). Monster: RNs among most popular jobs posted A legacy job post board in the US, Monster has been overrun with roles that are hard to fill among American applicants. Including nurses, as reported by Fox Business: Monster compiled a list of the top 10 jobs that have been posted on its website, and while several of the positions are technology-related, some roles are completely out of that field… Many employers are also looking for registered nurses, who make an average of $70,000 a year. The position has a 15 percent job growth over the course of a decade. Here’s a bit more insight on that 15 percent job growth. We’ve reported before about the growing need for qualified nurses throughout the US. This is due to in part to two critical factors. Aging workforce. Healthcare practitioners are increasingly approaching retirement age. Next generation shortfall. Statistics show modern students aren’t following the educational path to becoming a nurse. And as we’ve revealed in our free Guide to Delivering Healthcare Talent to the USA, healthcare practitioners are increasingly cosmopolitan in America. Healthcare practitioners from abroad went up 40% in the decade before 2015. 15% of all registered nurses are international and growing. The void in nursing talent is real, but many qualified candidates to ease the strain on overstretched hospitals, hospices, and HMOs. Clients and candidates alike should take heart. Filipino Nurses and the U.S. You’ll recall our recent insights into the new EB-3 visa update and its favorability for nurses from the Philippines. As a follow-up, a study of nurses from the South Pacific archipelago reveals a rather remarkable history. Here’s a truly incredible read from Anne Brice (and podcast listen to Cal-Berkeley professor Catherine Ceniza Choy) on the legacy of nurses from the Philippines working in the US. It’s one that started thanks to nothing more than Choy’s childhood in New York City, and the simple question Why? Read below from the Berkeley News. “(Choy’s) mom was an immigrant from the Philippines. And when they’d go to Filipino events, it was common to see a lot of nurses. 'I think when I was growing up, it was just part of the familiar landscape of home,' Choy says, 'and what it was like to be in New York City. I didn’t really question it as a child. It just seemed natural or normal to me.” Years later, as a graduate student at UCLA, Choy began to wonder: Why were there so many Filipino nurses in the U.S..? As it turns out, Cold War federal government programs that intended to curb the growth of Communism internationally played a central role. The result? Communities of Filipino nurses and their families in the US. “The Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1948 to bring people from other countries to the U.S.., where they would work and study for two years, and learn about American culture…Filipino exchange nurses and other health care workers soon began to dominate the program. But it still didn’t answer: why the Philippines? Please read or listen to it. You’ll be glad we didn’t give away the answer, as it’s worth the investment of time. More with less? Here’s how nurses and healthcare providers really cope. Nurses of all competencies have to (and do) make do with less, be it supplies or critical equipment. Hospice nurse Theresa Brown spared no words in a well-written opinion piece for CNN.com last week talking about the culture of maximizing resources. We’ll offer a slight correction afterward. From cnn.com: “When I worked at a teaching hospital in the UPMC system in Pittsburgh, my hospital floor usually had two or three of these devices, and though we nurses begged for more, we were always told the money wasn't "there" in the budget, despite our hospital system's obvious wealth (operating revenues of $14 billion in the first nine months of 2018). This is the paradox of modern health care: The clinical space where patient care occurs operates on a model of scarcity, while the back office of CEOs, pharmaceutical companies, and large hospital systems function in a world of plenty. I have been, at times, desperate for a pulse-ox. Watching someone fight for air evokes a primal fear in anyone, and it's important as a caregiver to know that (a) patient's oxygen level. Having to hurry around the floor asking where a pulse-ox device is compounding the stress and delays care when the patient struggling to breathe cannot wait." There's a lot to unpack here. No doubt, such horrors as the ones described by Brown here may occur on a given day. But a recent Kaufman Hall report found that supply expense per discharge grew 7% year-on-year in April. So while it's true that doing without may be a required job skill for nurses, how much they might do without from system to system varies. Secondly, Brown uses the word “revenue” instead of “profit”, which might’ve helped her drive home the “have and have-not” notion. In this instance, it’s misleading: hospitals - like any industry - often have to find the most affordable ways to deliver top-notch healthcare. Profitability is not a given for hospitals, according to Kaufman Hall Managing Director Jim Blake. As told to Healthcare Finance’s Jeff Legasse: "'Overall, the first half of the year (2018) was a very bad half...A lot of bad performance overall in various regions, by profitability, by volumes. 'Things turned around during the middle of the year -- June, July, and August were profitable months -- but nothing that would set the world afire. The industry as a whole was eking it out during that time.'" Cost-cutting measures occur in all sectors, and healthcare is no different. Finding the fine line (urban vs rural, rich vs poor, resourceful vs resourceless) is relative in addressing Brown’s points. It’s not to minimize them by any stretch; rather, it’s operative to wear the shoes of both management and practitioners when analyzing this complex issue. Above all, Conexus Medstaff encourages nurses to be resourceful, and healthcare firms to consider the best options available.
There are so many fantastic aspects to living in the United States of America. We are sure that when you make the move to the US as an international registered nurse you will be rewarded with a lifetime of opportunities and experiences. Culture People are very friendly in America. Everyone is willing to help and you will receive compliments from complete strangers. We are extraordinarily positive and optimistic people. This is still the land for abundant opportunity. Work Opportunities to work are everywhere. You may need to adjust your expectations slightly but you can always find a job that’s right for you. In America, great job performance and work ethic are rewarded. Weather You can pick the climate of your choice from a wide variety. You can choose to live somewhere that the climate is relatively the same all year round, or live somewhere that has all four seasons. Bear in mind that to experience a climate change can be a quick 3-4 hour drive away. Travel Less than 40% of Americans have a passport because there is so much to see right in our country - we don’t have to leave to enjoy a wide variety from beaches to mountains or national landmarks. We tend to travel by car to see most of the US but flights are easily accessible from a number of airports and all that is required is a photo ID. Some cruises are even accessible to the Caribbean without a passport Fun things to do National parks are mostly free to explore and there are many varieties from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon. All cities are kid friendly with parks, museums and other attractions geared toward family fun. There are also other landmarks like historic houses, battlefields from the civil war, not forgetting the amusement parks like Disneyland and Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens. Quality of life Convenience is awesome! We have drive-thru everything from fast food restaurants, ATM’s, pharmacies and grocery stores. Grocery stores are huge and have a wide variety of foods from other cultures as well as very healthy options. All of our foods have nutrition labels and are regulated by the Federal Drug Administration. If you want to stay longer, remember: land is cheap and construction is easy. Buying a property or land to build a house on is fairly easy. Healthcare services are advancing all the time and even in remote areas, provision is generally good. There are over 5,500 registered hospitals across the country, plus other types of facilities such as stand-alone Emergency Rooms, and 24 hour clinics. Finances You can buy anything in the US. Whether it’s online, at a thrift store or at branch of Louis Vuitton. There is such a fantastic range of products as specific as you could ever want, and you’ll be able to find it in the price range that you want too. You will also get great customer service and product assurance as companies and retailers take pride in their products and services and want their customers to be satisfied. However since you can buy anything you want in the US, debt is a natural part of our society. It is important to be able to manage your own finances within your own manageable budget, and not overspend. Education All students attending primary and secondary schools are afforded the same opportunities and schooling is free from Kindergarten to 12th year (between the ages of around 5 – 18 years). For higher levels of education, the US has over 4,000 accredited universities and colleges, and students can choose whether they complete their studies in person or online. Students have the opportunity to choose from topics that are not offered anywhere else for instance the growing technology field has afforded universities the opportunity to develop degrees associated with apps and gaming industry. Conexus Medstaff help you get acclimated When you arrive to the US you will be fully supported by Conexus to do some essential tasks over the first few days. When you very first arrive, one of Conexus’ Operations Managers will be there to welcome you to America at your destination airport. They will drive you to the accommodation that has been arranged for you, and they will continue to support you over the next few days. They will take you to the local grocery store and help you obtain and set up a cell phone, and will take you to the social security office to obtain your social security number, and also to the bank so that you can open a checking account. Your Operation Manager will take you to your hospital facility where you will undergo a medical assessment which may include a physical examination and a mini stress test. If you have brought your children to the US with you they will take you to see the local school where your child may enrol. We will also introduce you to some of the other local Conexus nurses who work and live in the area. It is hoped that you will make great bonds with our other nurses as you will be able to spend fun times together as well as to support each other when you may have difficult times. As well as settling into the local area and new culture, your Operations Manager will take you through all of the Conexus paperwork, policies and procedures to ensure that you understand your role and responsibilities, as well as our to you. You can be assured that you will have our full support to get you settled into your new and exciting home country! If you're ready for life in the USA, apply with us today or why not come along to our next event in Dubai & Abu Dhabi to find out more about how we can sponsor you to work as an RN in the USA.
Maria is one of our registered nurses working in the United States. Both she and her family have already joined the Conexus team in the USA and are settling in to the American way of life perfectly. Before Maria made the move to the USA, she was happy to share her story with us on what inspired her to make the decision to move to the US. Moving to the US for a better life Hi, I’m Maria and I have been working as a registered nurse for 15 years. I decided to become a nurse after witnessing my siblings’ interest and devotion to the profession. As they expressed their sentiments for caring for people, I felt that it was something I could be good at, too! What I find most rewarding about nursing is a strong feeling of accomplishment and self-worth in being involved for touching someone’s life. Nursing for me is a noble profession for many reasons. I was inspired to become a nurse in the USA because of job security and many opportunities for advancement. I will be moving to the USA with my family! I choose to be sponsored by Conexus Medstaff because of their experience, and their capability to provide better service as well as their attentiveness to your needs. What I will miss most about home is my family especially my ailing mother, however the thing I am most looking to about living in the USA is the new adventure and the continuous learning opportunity. For me, being a nurse is more than a job or even a career: it’s about happiness and wealth. My dream is to see my kids later in life with a fulfilling career they can be proud of. If nursing is your passion, get in touch with us today and let's plan your life-changing adventure to the USA.
We are so excited to be able to share RN, Racquel's story. It has been a long wait for Racqual but she will finally be joing the Conexus Family in November. Hi! I am a Registered Nurse from the Philippines for so many years, and the joy in caring for my patients, and the trust that develops with that relations, makes a difference in someone's life. When I was a little girl, my only ultimate ambition was to become a nurse, being aware of how to do first aid for those in need - and I had plenty of first aid toys by then. But growing up I realized that being a nurse is so rewarding. It's when you look in to a patient's eyes, and see the window to their soul. When just a caring touch or word make a connection, and being able to establish a relationship based on trust that lets me guide my patient's to better health. I was inspired to be a nurse in the US because this a profession that never stops learning, the opportunity for growth is unlimited, and more specially for the sake of my family's future. I always pray that my children can attain a good and successful future ahead of them. Good thing I am with Conexus Medstaff, who become a good blessing to me, who remains very supportive, helpful, and always sees the best of me through the years. I am so thankful to them for the warmth, and sincerity they give to their nurses. I will be forever grateful to Sir Thomas, Cynthia, Veronica, Sir Andrew, Liza and Cianne, who I call Conexus 'Family' for giving me the strength and hope that I would be able to work as a nurse in the USA. Now I am currently at the deployment stage with Conexus Medstaff, together with my family to start a new life and pursue my nursing career in USA, and I can say that all the trials and sacrifcies has it's own reward. Truly, it's worth the wait in God's perfect timing
The Visa Bulletin for November 2018 has been released, and our Immigration team have confirmed that there has been little movement for this month. The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of November 2018, the second Visa Bulletin for the fiscal year 2019. EB-3 for the Philippines (08 JUN 2017) EB-3 for India (01 JAN 2009) The EB-3 priority date for the Philippines has moved forward 7 days, whilst the priority dat for India has stayed the same. For the current final action dates for other nationalities take a look here. It is good to know that the Visa Bulletin has two different tables. Table A and Table B. Table A shows the Final Action dates - applications with these dates may be approved for their Permanant Residency or Immigrant Visa appointment. Whilst Table B shows the dates for filing. This means that the Department of State may work on application with these dates but a visa can't be approved until the date is current per Table A. Our Immigration team team had these inspiring words for our nurses waiting to come to the USA - 'It doesn't matter how slowly you move forward, as long as you do not stop.' If you want to know more about the visa and immigration process, visit our Learning Hub, or if you have any questions about what the Visa Bulletin means for you, then get in touch with us today.
The Visa Bulletin for October 2018 has landed, and our Immigration team were right, the final action dates have returned to those established for August. This is great news for everyone, especailly after the regression of the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. The US Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of October 2018 - the first Visa Bulletin for the fiscal year 2019: EB-3 for the Philippines (01 JUN 2017) EB-3 for India (01 JAN 2009) For the current final action dates for other nationalities take a look here. It is good to know that the Visa Bulletin has two different tables. Table A and Table B. Table A shows the Final Action dates - applications with these dates may be approved for their Permanant Residency or Immigrant Visa appointment. Whilst Table B shows the dates for filing. This means that the Department of State may work on application with these dates but a visa can'tr be approved until the date is current per Table A. The movement for October 2018 Visa Bulletin is much welcomed news for some Conexus Candidates who will now be able to start putting together their final plans for the move to the USA. For those of you who now have a current priority date, we can't wait to see you in America. If you want to know more about the visa and immigration process, visit our Learning Hub, or if you have any questions about what the Visa Bulletin means for you, then get in touch with us today.
The United States Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of September of 2018. For the record, this will be the last Visa Bulletin of fiscal year 2018, and that fact will be a major factor in how our Immigration Team assesses the latest bulletin. Not the greatest news, but take heart! It is important that you do not let this Visa Bulletin panic you - we can explain it all in the next paragraph. Below is a layout of key visa types and the critical dates to monitor. EB-3 for the Philippines (01 NOV 2016). EB-3 for India (01 JAN 2003). EB-2 is not current for the Philippines (01 JAN 2013). Our Immigration Team’s reaction Here’s an overview of what our Immigration Team thinks of these developments. “The Visa bulletin retrogressed all categories. This is the Department of State’s signal that all employment-based visas have been used for this fiscal year. This is normal and might happen at the end of each fiscal year. “The new fiscal year starts on October 1, 2018. This Visa Bulletin includes a note confirming that ‘the implementation of the below mentioned dates will only be temporary and in October, the first month of fiscal year 2019, the final action dates will be returned to those established for August. “We should not let this Visa Bulletin darken our day!