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Working in United States of America
 

Registration

To work as a nurse in the United States of America (USA), applicants must pass the NCLEX exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), although requirements vary from state to state. Nurses should contact NCBSN to register for the examination, or visit the website at: www.ncsbn.org for further information.

Visas and work permits

There are two main types of visas that health professionals can apply for to work in the USA:
* a permanent (immigrant) visa, also known more commonly as a green card
* a temporary (non-immigrant) visa: H-1B, H-1C, TN (Trade NAFTA) and new E3 (Speciality work visa available for Australian citizens only).

More information on visa regulations and requirements can be found at: www.canberra.usembassy.gov for Australians and: www.wellington.usembassy.gov for New Zealanders. You will find additional information on USA visas at: www.unitedstatesvisas.gov and useful advice on entering and living in the USA at: www.foreignborn.com.

All immigrant visa enquiries for Australians are processed through the Sydney office:

Immigrant Visa Unit
U.S. Consulate General
MLC Centre Level 59
19-29 Martin Place
Sydney NSW, 2000

Embassy of the United States Canberra
p) 02 6214 5600

Consulate General of the United States Melbourne
(Consular Services for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory)
p) 03 9526 5900
p) 1902 941 641 (Non-Immigrant Visa Information Line)

Consulate General of the United States Perth
p) 08 9202 1224

Consulate General of the United States Sydney
(Consular Services for Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland)
p) 02 9373 9200
p) 1800 687 844 (Non-Immigrant Visa Information Line)

Consulate General of the United States Auckland
p) +64 9 303 2724
p) 0900 878 472 (Visa Information Line)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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