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Expiration of the H-1C Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act (NRDAA) of 2005

 Effective December 21, 2009, the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act will sunset. The Nursing Relief for Disadvantage Areas Act (NRDAA) established the H-1C Program in 1999 to reduce the shortage of qualified nurses in health professional shortage areas. The Program was reauthorized until December 20, 2009 under the Nursing Relief for Disadvantage Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005 which became effective in December 20, 2006.

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DOL Announces Public Briefings on Using the New H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Process

DOL Announcemes of Public Briefings on Using the New H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Process for Occupations Other Than Agriculture or Registered Nursing. For detail please check federal notice below:

[Federal Register: August 21, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 161)]
[Notices]
[Page 42331]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr21au09-99]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

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EB-3 (Schedule A) Nurses Services and Fees

The fee schedule for EB-3 (Schedule A) NURSES (fees are payable by personal or  corporate checks) is as follows:

 1. Legal Fees (for our Office):

$5,400, $4,600 at the commencement of the case

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS): Single Applicant
  I-140: $700
  I-485,I-765,I-131,Fingerprinting: $1225
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Federal Express Expenses: approximately $300 -$400

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Administrative Review - EB3

EB-3, whether for nurses or any other worker, requires either 2 years of experience OR a bachelor's degree.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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English Language Exemption for VisaScreen for Nurses

For VisaScreen --

Applicants educated in specific countries where English is both the native language and the language of classroom and textbook instruction (see below) are exempt from having to take an English language proficiency examination. For you to be exempt, you must meet BOTH of the following criteria:

1. your country of entry-level education was in United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland), Australia, Canada (except for Quebec), New Zealand, Ireland or the United States, and

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Processing Times Involved in NIW

You can change employers any time if you are a self-applicant and will continue to work in your stated area of national interest.  But NIW priority date will take the same time as a normal EB-2 application does.  See: 

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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