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Nurse Work Visa


General Information about Registered Nurse Work Visa: In the past 20 years, the Registered Nurse Work Visa classification was changed many times. The Nursing Relief Act of 1989 created the H-1A Visa classification. However, it was terminated on September 1, 1995. In 1999, the United States faced a shortage in nurses. The H-1C Nurse Visa Classification was created.

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  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
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What's included

What's included

  • Overview of the Work Visas Available to Nurses
  • Information about the H-1A and H-1C Visas that have been discontinued
  • Information about coming to America as a registered nursing assistant
  • H-1B Work Visa overview
  • TN NAFTA Work Visa overview
  • How to apply for a nurse work visa
  • Work Visa Interview Information
  • Work Visa Extension Information
  • How to fill out the application forms

Additional Information

  • How to get H-4/TD Visas For Your Spouse and Children
  • How to Apply at a U.S. Consulate
  • How to change your status in the U.S.
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms

The eligibility requirements for H-1B visas:

The petitioning employer must hire a foreign registered nurse (RN) in order to allow them to work as a specialist nurse. While general RNs won’t be eligible for Visa status, some specialized nursing jobs will require a bachelor’s degree or higher to enter. These positions are likely to satisfy the H-1B Visa requirements. Additional requirements include a license to practice in the state, a degree, experience, and expertise.

Requirements for TN Visa eligibility:

NAFTA-approved professions also include registered nurses. A TN Visa can only be obtained by citizens of Canada and Mexico. The H-1B Visa classification is available for all nationals.
Through the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Act of 1999, the United States Congress authorized the H-1C Nurse Work Visa program. The H-1C Visa classification was cancelled on June 13, 2005.
The United States does not currently have a specific nurse visa. There are two options for foreigners who wish to become registered nurses in the United States:
  • H-1B Visa for Skilled Workers
  • TN NAFTA Employment Visa (only for Canadian and Mexican citizens).