The U.S. Department of State has released the June 2023 Visa Bulletin, which outlines the availability of immigrant visas for each category. The bulletin is divided into two parts: the Final Action Dates and the Dates for Filing.
The Final Action Dates are the dates by which all required paperwork must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State in order for an immigrant visa to be issued. The Dates for Filing are the dates by which an immigrant visa petition must be filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa.
For the EB-3 category, which includes nurses, the Final Action Dates for all countries are current. This means that nurses who are eligible to immigrate to the United States can now apply for immigrant visas. The Dates for Filing for the EB-3 category are also current for all countries.
This is good news for healthcare organizations that are looking to hire international nurses. With the current Final Action Dates, nurses can now apply for immigrant visas and begin the process of moving to the United States.
Table A: Final Action Dates – Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.
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If you are a healthcare organization that is looking to hire international nurses, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you get started on the process of bringing qualified nurses to your organization.