Although the nurse candidate was educated in the US and had a US nursing license, we were surprised to learn during our preparations that she was required to obtain a visa screen. The visa screen for nurses is generally used to ensure that foreign-trained nurses are qualified to practice nursing in the United States.
We filed the I-140 last month and used the premium processing program to receive an approval within two weeks. She falls into the worldwide EB-3 category (she is not from Mexico, Philippines, India or China), so her wait time is approximately 1-2 months until a visa will be available.
We will start preparing all the adjustment of status documents now for her and her husband.
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