We only hire experienced and competent healthcare professionals who have been thoroughly screened in order to ensure that the positions our clients need to fill are done so effectively. With that in mind, the following is a rundown of our recruitment process for those who are looking to find work within the healthcare industry via our staffing agency.

F1 Student Visa

If you are not a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, then you will need an F1 Visa (also known as a student Visa) in order to study in the U.S. for “academic studies.”

Before you can obtain an F1 Visa, you will need to apply for enrollment in an established school, such as a college or university. Not only will you need to be accepted by this school, but the school will also need to be approved by the SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program).

School Application Requirements

At Redvine International, we can help you select a school in the U.S. for your studies when you begin applying to schools so that you can apply for an F1 Student Visa. The following are the general requirements when it comes to applying to U.S. schools:

  • You will need to complete the school’s application form.
  • You will need to pay for any application fees.
  • You will need to provide any transcripts or diplomas that you have from current or previous institutions.
  • You will need to provide scores for any standardized tests that are required by the school, such as TOEFL, SAT, or IELTS.
  • You will need a description of your program of study.
  • Additional information may be required depending on the school you’re applying to.

Student F1 Visa Interview

If your application is approved by a school in the U.S., then the DSO (Designated School Official) will provide you with a Form I-20. You will also need to provide the I-901 SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) receipt. Once you’ve done this, you will be added to the SEVIS database. It’s only then that you will be able to meet with your local U.S Embassy or Consulate in order to schedule the Initial Entry Visa Interview as part of the F1 Student Visa application process.

Once you schedule a Student F1 Visa interview, you will need to bring the following documentation:

  • Your non-immigrant Visa application.
  • Your Form I-20.
  • Your SEVIS I-901 receipt.
  • A personal photo.
  • A signed passport that’s valid for at least six months after entry into the U.S.
  • Any transcripts or diplomas you have from current or previous institutions.
  • Scores from standardized tests required by the school you’ve been accepted to.
  • Description of program of study.
  • Information about accommodation.
  • Evidence proving your financial ability to cover tuition, living expenses, and travel costs for either one year or the length of your study (whichever is shorter).
  • The ability to demonstrate strong family ties to your home country.
  • Additional forms as required by your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

F1 Visa Fees

You will need to pay a non-immigrant Visa application processing fee. You may also be required to pay a Visa issuance fee if the Visa is issued. It’s important to keep in mind that no assurances can be provided ahead of time regarding the issuance of visas. As such, you should set your timetable well in advance of any deadlines for applying for admission to a U.S. school. Doing so will give you an advantage when it comes to researching and comparing institutions best suited to help meet your goals.

Begin planning at least a year from the time you wish to apply. This is particularly important if you’re planning to apply to schools with competitive admissions. We can help you throughout the planning stage as well as provide the tools you need to apply to the school of your choice.

Local Placement in the U.S.

When it comes to placing healthcare staff, we ensure that our personnel meets or exceeds the Joint Commission standards. Our clients depend on us to provide them with qualified staff, after all. It’s why we maintain extensive and comprehensive files on every medical practitioner that we employ to ensure that the Joint Commission standards are met.

When it comes to hiring and placing new staff, our HR department follows strict guidelines. They carefully evaluate the skills of our personnel in order to identify their clinical experience. The following are the requirements that must be met by our new candidates:

  • Your resume/application/work history.
  • Satisfactory entrance exam scores (if they are unsatisfactory, you will have to retake entrance exams).
  • Verification of your prior work experience.
  • Satisfactory professional references.
  • Primary source verification of licensure.
  • All appropriate certifications.
  • 80 percent passing score in competency exam for appropriate specialty.
  • A skills inventory checklist in your appropriate specialty.
  • Testing.
  • Health screening.
  • Background screening.

Following a successful screening, applicants will go through orientation and be sent to work as soon as possible. You will only be placed in areas of practice within the scope of your license, certification, or area of clinical competence.

U.S. Placement From Abroad

One of the most effective ways to immigrate to the U.S. from abroad is through a job offer or employment from a petitioner or employer, such as Redvine International. If you have the right combination of job skills, experience, and education, then you may be offered permanent employment in the U.S., which means that you may be able to qualify and be eligible to become a permanent resident. At Redvine International, we will strive to help provide you with a path to your goal. The following are common steps that you will generally have to take:

  • Obtain satisfactory entrance exam scores.
  • Retake entrance exams if scores were not satisfactory.
  • Submit a resume/application.
  • Complete an interview with a potential petitioner.
  • File an I-140 package with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).
  • Have petition application adjudicated by the USCIS.
  • Have an approved petition processed by the NVC (National Visa Center).

Keep in mind that the processing time of your Visa will depend on the availability of the Visa for a particular category. Once Visas become available and you’ve successfully completed the above steps, you will be scheduled for an interview at your local U.S. Embassy.

Contact Redvine International Today

If you are planning to study in the U.S. in order to become a healthcare professional, then planning ahead and understanding what’s involved in the recruitment and Visa application process is incredibly important. If you have questions about our recruitment process and what’s expected of you in order to become a part of our staff of healthcare professionals, reach out to us at Redvine International today.