Visa Sponsorship for Registered Nurses
The EB-3 (Green Card) Visa
The Employment-Based (EB) or Green Card Visa is the visa of choice for US RN sponsorship with hCare. Once you are officially contracted with hCare, and have met the requirements needed to satisfy US Immigration, hCare will immediately begin the process of sponsoring you on this visa.
The EB Visa is intended for “skilled workers or professionals” who have at least a US Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or foreign equivalent degree. In order to satisfy US Immigration requirements and become sponsored on an EB Visa as an international Registered Nurse, you must hold a US CGFNS Visa Screen Certificate.
CGFNS is the accredited organization that assesses your education, nursing license, and NCLEX-RN exam results to ensure you meet at least the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree educated Registered Nurse. Your hCare Specialist will ensure you are prepared to earn the CGFNS.
Frequently Asked Questions
International Registered Nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing would typically be sponsored on an EB-3 Visa which requires a bachelor’s degree. To qualify for an EB-2 Visa you would need to have an advanced degree (Masters or Doctoral) and for an EB-1 Visa you would need to have achieved exceptional accomplishments such as having been awarded a Nobel prize or to have been an Olympian, which is why the EB-3 is the visa is often the right choice.
The requirements to be sponsored by hCare and become a US Registered Nurse are as follows:
- Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam
- Pass an English Assessment (Academic IELTS or TOEFL)
- Hold a US CGFNS Visa Screen Certificate
- Have 2 years of hospital experience by the time of starting employment in the US
hCare will customize the right contract solution for our clients- full time direct placement or long-term agreement.