The December Visa Bulletin Brings More Good News

The December Visa Bulletin Brings More Good News

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If you find yourself confused the all of the legal jargon surrounding U.S. Visas, you are not alone. That is why staying current on the latest visa news is our job. And with more than 25 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are looking out for you. The December 2016 update came out today and it looks like the priority dates have jumped forward again. We love seeing this as it just means you could be arriving in the U.S. even sooner than you thought to begin your brand new career in America.

We are currently in the process of bringing TEN nurses over for placement with a really great hospital and knowing the visa process inside and out has proved invaluable to both the hospital and the nurses. If you find yourself with questions about U.S. Visas, feel free to let us know. We are always happy to answer your questions.

CareerKnacks Breaks Down All of Your Questions on the VisaScreen Certificate

CareerKnacks Breaks Down All of Your Questions on the VisaScreen Certificate

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For any nurses wishing to move to America, there is a requirement to go through a specific screening process in order to get an occupational visa. This includes an assessment of the nurse’s education, validation or healthcare licenses and degrees, an English language proficiency exam, and verification that the nurse has passed the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® or the NCLEX-RN®.

Registered Nurses must have completed a secondary school education, separate from their nursing degree, graduated from a government-approved, two-year general nursing program at least two years in length, and received a minimum number of theoretical instruction hours and clinical practice hours in each of the following – nursing care of the adult (which includes both medical and surgical nursing) – maternal/infant nursing (excluding gynecology) – nursing care of children (pediatrics) – psychiatric/mental health nursing (excluding neurology).

CareerKnacks has plenty of experience in this area and we walk all of our nurses through each step of the process. For more information, head right this way. Or get in touch and we can help answer all of your questions.

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USCIS Announces Fee Increases For 2017

USCIS Announces Fee Increases For 2017

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Earlier this week a final ruling was made on the proposed fee increases for USCIS, the first increase in more than six years. Since the USCIS is funded almost entirely by these fees from those seeking immigration benefits, this is something that unfortunately has to happen every few years.  At CareerKnacks, we do our best to help you understand the need to budget for all of the fees and expenses associated with your move to America. If you are interested in furthering your nursing career in America and decide to work with us for your placement, we can help explain all of these costs.

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A full list of fees can be found on the USCIS website.

The Latest Visa Bulletin Brings More Good News

The Latest Visa Bulletin Brings More Good News


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If you find yourself confused the all of the legal jargon surrounding U.S. Visas, you are not alone. That is why staying current on the latest visa news is our job. And with more than 25 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are looking out for you. The November 2016 update came out today and it looks like the priority dates have jumped forward again. We love seeing this as it just means you could be arriving in the U.S. even sooner than you thought to begin your brand new career in America.

We are currently in the process of bringing TEN nurses over for placement with a really great hospital and knowing the visa process inside and out has proved invaluable to both the hospital and the nurses. If you find yourself with questions about U.S. Visas, feel free to let us know. We are always happy to answer your questions.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About H-1B Visas

Most Frequently Asked Questions About H-1B Visas

What is an H-1B visa?
An H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign nationals in specialty occupations such as engineering, architecture, mathematics, Science and medicine.  

How long is an H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa is normally granted for 3 years and can be extended for up to 6 years.

How long does it take to obtain an H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa can generally be obtained within 4-6 weeks if premium processing is utilized.

Is there a cap on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued per year?
We are fortunate that our US hospital clients are not subject to any numerical cap.  As they are magnet facilities and teaching hospitals they can apply for H-1B visas year round with no numerical limit attached to them. Read more

U.S. Nursing Visa Bulletin – July 2016

U.S. Nursing Visa Bulletin – July 2016

The U.S. State Department has released the Visa Bulletin for July 2016. For your convenience you can download by clicking HERE. Please let us know if you have any questions about the Visa process, we are happy to help make your dream of moving to America come true.

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