Once the USCIS approves the I-140 Petition (3-6 months), the USCIS first sends the I-140 Petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The NVC then forwards a packet to the nurse or her attorney containing biographical information forms to be completed by her and her family members, and a list of documents which must be presented at her interview for permanent residence. The I-485 petition can only be filed when the priority date is current.The Department of Labor (DOL) maintains a schedule of occupations in its regulations for which the individual permanent labor certification procedure is not required.The RN sends the signed and completed forms to the U. consulate where the nurse will have her interview for permanent residence.
A temporary license to practice nursing in the state of intended employment is not sufficient. Recent job offer letter (or employment contract) j. It added “uncertified health-care workers” to the list of persons who are inadmissible to the U. S., and, 2) her level of competence in oral and written English are appropriate to practice professional nursing in the U. In addition, unless the nurse was educated in an English-speaking country (U.A CGFNS certificate issued by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (The alien must have received the CGFNS certificate). S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom or Canada – all provinces except Quebec), she must achieve a certain score on tests in written and spoken English administered by TOEFL (Test Of English As A Foreign Language) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) in order to qualify for a Visa Screen certificate.