Q. How long will the process take?
The placement, immigration and state licensure timeline varies dramatically from candidate to candidate. Under normal circumstances, a immigrant visa (green card) application takes between 10 and 18 months. An H-1b application takes 8 to 10 months. A well-prepared candidate knows that unexpected delays are normal in this complex process.
Q. What expenses will WNS cover?
Q. What expenses should I anticipate?
WNS/WTS will reimburse candidates for most major expenses, and will cover many fees up front. A candidate should expect to pay for their language scores, visa screens and other preliminary paperwork, such as CGFNS certificates for RN's, and state credential evaluations for PT's. In addition, a candidate will likely be responsible for some minor scanning and emailing expenses, mailing fees, a medical examination, etc. Some expenses such as language scores will be reimbursed once you have arrived in the United States.
Q. What can I do to be a well-prepared candidate?
A candidate who is interested in moving through the WNS/WTS process as quickly as possible must be assertive. Following up on e-mails, asking questions, and being actively involved with the processing of your documents will minimize the chance of mistakes and maximize your success. It is imperative to check your e-mail frequently, as this is our main method of communication. In addition, it is very important to thoroughly and quickly address any requests for information or documentation. WNS/WTS will do all it can to process your paperwork quickly, but a candidate who is an active participant in the immigration and licensure process will be more successful every time!
Q. Does WNS sponsor for testing?
Yes, WNS/WTS will cover the expenses of your national US testing, whether it's the NCLEX or the NPTE. WNSWTS will also assist candidates with the visa interview portion of their travel, accommodations, airline reservations (if necessary), testing and registration fees, etc. PT candidates should be prepared to come to Portland, Oregon, the closest testing site to the WTS headquarters, for the NPTE.
Q. Is WNS my employer?
No, WNS/WTS is not your employer. The role of WNS/WTS is to be the liaison between the candidate, and the candidate's direct employer. WNS/WTS will interview and recruit candidates on behalf of WNS/WTS clients, direct employers all over the US, and represent candidates while we facilitate the processing of your paperwork. While you will sign a WNS/WTS contract stipulating that you plan to work with WNS/WTS as your sole recruiter, your employment contract will be with your employer!
Q. Does WNS/WTS provide assistance in obtaining a visitor visa to come to the US to take the NPTE?
Yes! So far, our candidates have a 100% success rate in obtaining visitor visas. The US embassy in Manila is familiar with WNS/WTS, and with the quality of WNS/WTS candidates. We carefully prepare our candidates for their embassy interviews, provide all necessary documentation, and ensure that all stipulations of the visitor visa are fulfilled.
Q. How long is my contract with my employer sponsor?
As long as you are a satisfactory employee, you should be able to remain employed by your employer for as long as you want! Our clients require a minimum commitment which ranges from 24-36 months. You should come to the US with the expectation of a guaranteed job for at least two years as long as you remain in good standing as an employee.