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What are the requirements? Do I qualify?
An International registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and 2 years of clinical experience should consider working in United States. For nurses, to be able to qualify for the Employment Based Immigrant Visa Petition (I-140), He/she should passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses) exam. Applicant also have to pass the English language proficiency test, either the TOEFL and TSE or the IELTS exam.
What all the areas you are providing visa?
We are providing visa to qualified registered nurses.
Does Innovity Solution provide any study aids to prepare for any of the requisite examinations like NCLEX-RN and IELTS?
Yes, we provide customized training program for all the nurse applicants. Qualified nurses are also eligible for financial aid to take the NCLEX-RN and IELTS exam.
How long will be the processing period for my immigrant/or working visa to the USA?
As of February 2023, immigration news releases the current processing time for the Employment Based Immigrant (I-140) Visa- it takes 8-10 months depending on the USCIS.
Can my family be included in the immigrant visa petition?
Yes, we do a family package, we include the spouse, and children below 21 years old.
Do you deduct salary?
No, we do not deduct salary, you will receive your salary direct from your employer's payroll.
Is a Nurse allowed to withdraw the agreement after signing the contract?
We are sorry; you are not allowed to withdraw your application once you have signed the agreement. The reason being once you sign the agreement with Innovity Solution, we will the start processing of your application, which incurs certain expenses. However, after we have incurred these expenses if you still wish to withdraw your application, you will have to reimburse the expenses to us.
How long is my commitment to my employer in the USA?
You will be required to complete a two to five years contract depending on your contractual obligations with the sponsoring employer.
What are the benefits of pursuing a nursing career in the USA?
A nursing career in the United States will offer you with endless opportunities to master your patient care and critical thinking skills, help you expand your status of educational achievements, explore a new country and culture, improve your family lifestyle, while earning exceptional salary and benefits with your family.
What happens when I complete my initial employment term?
After completing your contractually obligated term of two to five years, you have an option of continuing with the same facility or moving to another location of your choice. Whatever be your decision, if you want Innovity Solution is there to support you.
What is NCLEX-RN?
The National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX –RN) is a required test to receive professional licensure in the field of nursing and is created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). It’s a national examination in the United states of America. Application procedure and licensing requirements are determined by each State Board of Nursing and may differ from state to state.
What is the format of NCLEX-RN®?
The NCLEX CAT testing format stands for a computer adaptive testing format. The test format will be a multiple-choice questions/answer format. An NCLEX-RN examination can be 75 to 265 questions long. Of these items, 15 are pretest items that are not scored.
Maximum time allowed for the exam is 5 hours. There is no time limit for each question.
What is the passing score for the NCLEX-RN exam?
There is no minimum passing score for the NCLEX-RN exam. There is only pass or fail result based on the computer’s continuous evaluation of your answer choices.
After I complete my direct NCLEX-RN when I can start my immigration. Is IELTS certificate necessary to start my immigration?
You can start your immigration process when you pass your NCLEX-RN. There is no need to wait for IELTS to start immigration processing. You can start your immigration process immediately after you pass your NCLEX-RN. But you should do IELTS during immigration processing period and get your visa screening certificate before embassy interview.
What is IELTS?
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.
How do I apply for IELTS?
Candidate fills in application form and sends it or takes it to the test center with the test fee. You need evidence of identity. This must be a passport or a national identity card with a number, a photograph and a signature. You will enter the number of your passport
or ID card on your application form.
Do I take the "General" or "Academic" module in IELTS for my US processing?
IELTS is available in two formats – Academic and General Training.
The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.
How much I have to score in IELTS for US Visa process?
IELTS provides a profile of the candidate’s ability to use English. Candidates receive scores on a Band Scale from 1 to 9. The overall band for nurse candidates are 6.5 and Spoken Band: 7.0 (Academic Module Only).
For how long is an IELTS score valid?
There are a number of variables affecting the length of time over which an IELTS score remains valid. As a general rule it is recommended that a Test Report Form that is more than two years old should only be accepted as evidence of present level of ability if accompanied by proof that a candidate has actively maintained or tried to improve their English language proficiency.
What is VisaScreen™ and why do I need it?
US Immigration law now requires that healthcare professionals, other than physicians, complete a screening program in order to qualify for certain occupational visas.
VisaScreen™, a program offered by The International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP).The Visa Screen Certification process comprises of three parts.
1. IELTS (Academic Module ONLY): 6.5 IELTS Spoken Band: 7.0
2. Passing either the NCLEX-RN exam or obtaining the CGFNS Certificate.
3. Credential evaluation report.
I am a nurse who holds a CGFNS Certificate. Do I still need to apply for the VisaScreen™ Certificate?
Yes. The VisaScreen™ Certificate is required for all healthcare professionals (except physicians) who are seeking an immigrant visa or a change in status to permanent residency. One of the requirements of the VisaScreen™ program is that nurses must have passed either the CGFNS Qualifying Exam or the NCLEX-RN® examination. Since you already have the CGFNS Certificate, you will not have to take another nursing exam to obtain your visa, and your transcripts on file may be used for the educational evaluation element of the VisaScreen™ program.
What examinations are needed for the VisaScreen?
You only need to successfully complete either the CGFNS Qualifying Examination or the NCLEX-RN.
In general, what type of visas do foreign health professionals apply for?
We are providing I-140/Employment Based Immigrant visa.
If I am a registered nurse, do I need to complete the CGFNS Qualifying Exam and the NCLEX-RN examination in order to complete my VisaScreen™ application?
No. You only need to successfully complete either one of the exams. But to work as a registered nurse in US to need to clear NCLEX-RN exam.
What is the first step to obtaining a green card?
I-140 application the immigration process begins when an employer submits an immigrant visa petition (Form I-140) to the office of the Immigration and USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) having jurisdiction over the nurse’s place of intended employment. The petition must be accompanied by Labor Department forms ETA-750A and B and proof of the employer’s ability to pay the prevailing wage offered to the employee.
When submitting the I-140 the RN must be in possession of:
a) A degree from a nursing institution in your country
b) An RN license in your country; AND
c) A full and unrestricted license to practice professional nursing in the State of intended employment or a certification that she has passed the examination given by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or NCLEX-RN.
What is the final step in obtaining a green card?
The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) first sends the approved visa petition to the National Visa Center (NVC). Then the NVC forwards a packet to the nurse or his/her attorney containing biographical information forms to be completed by his/her and his/her family members, and a list of documents which must be presented at his/her interview for permanent residence. Generally, the forms are submitted directly to the US consulate.
Who is ICHP?
The International Commission on Health Care Professions is a division of CGFNS. CGFNS launched ICHP in 1996 to administer its VisaScreen program, which is a federally approved screening program for foreign healthcare workers seeking an occupational visa in the United States. VisaScreen enables healthcare professionals to meet this requirement by verifying and evaluating their credentials to ensure that they meet the government’s minimum eligibility standards. Applicants who successfully complete VisaScreen receive a VisaScreen Certificate.
Can a Nurse get an Immigrant Visa without passing the TOEFL / TSE or IELTS?
No, it is not true that you can get an Immigrant Visa without the TOEFL / TSE or IELTS and Visa Screen Certificate. During your interview at the U.S. Embassy and prior to the issuance of an Immigrant Visa, you will be required to present a Visa Screen Certificate.
Before you are issued a Visa Screen Certificate, you are required to pass the TOEFL / TSE or IELTS exam.