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					Immigration to the
  United States
    Licensure Process
•   Apply to take the TSE/TOEFL
•   Apply to take the Foreign Pharmacist graduate Equivalency
    Exam (FPGEE)
•   Initial travel to the U.S. to take the exam
•   Return travel to home country to await FPGEE results
•   Apply to state Board of Pharmacy and receipt of requisite intern
    license and/or certificate
•   Complete internship hours
•   Apply and take the NAPLEX exam
•   Apply and take federal and state law exams
Overview of Immigration
• Two governmental agencies involved
   – U.S. Department of Labor
   – Immigration & Naturalization Service
• Types of Visas
   – Temporary Work Visa = H-1B, TN
   – Permanent Residency or “green card”
Length of Stay in the United States


    Category Length of   Extension
             Stay
    H-1B     3 year      Renewable
                         one time
                         for a three-
                         year period
    TN       1 year      No limit
TN Visa (Canada)
TN Visa
• TN-1 classification is given to Canadian nationals
  (not landed immigrants)
• Professional under Trade Nafta Agreement =
  Pharmacist and Pharmacist Intern
• Compete and receive passing score on FPGEE*
  and TSE/TOEFL (*except , MN & WA)
• Apply for state intern license/certificate
• One year of employment (temporary)
TN Visa continued
• Walgreens drafts offer letter to include:
  position (Pharmacy Intern), job duties,
  rate of pay, work-site location
• Show degree, offer letter, & intern license
  to Free-Trade Officer (at border)
• $55.00 fee (U.S.)
• Complete internship hours for state
  licensure
• Take NABLEX and state law exams
TN Process

• INS, through a Free Trade Officer, can
  issue the classification at either the
  US/Canada border or at a Pre-Flight
  Inspection at most Canadian international
  airports.
• For TN visas processed as described
  above, the TN classification may be
  granted on the same day.
 H-1B Process

• H-1B visa: temporary work authorization in a
  “specialty occupation”
   -a position that requires at the minimum a
      Bachelor’s Degree (no Rx Technician)
• 195,000 visas issued annually
• Employer incurs the costs associated with the
  process
• Issued for 3 years, renewable one time for three
  years
   -includes any prior time working for other
      employers in U.S. under H-1B status
H-1B Process Continued

 – Employer specific/Job Specific
    -rate of pay, geographic location, job title are
      unique to each position
 – Cannot transfer locations or assume a new
   position without amending petition
 – H-1B petition involves 2 steps
    1. Preparing and filing a Labor Condition
      Application (employer)
    2. The H-1B petition can be filed with INS
      once the approved LCA has been received
Permanent Residency

• Apply to take the Foreign Pharmacist
  graduate Equivalency Exam (FPGEE)
• Initial travel to the U.S. to take the exam
• Return travel to home country to await
  FPGEE results
• Apply to state Board of Pharmacy and
  receipt of requisite intern license and/or
  certificate
           Interview process

• Send resume which includes:
• Full name, phone number, GSES# and email
  address to:
• Tony.Michienzi@Walgreens.com
• Due date: Oct 4, 2004
• Interviews occur on campus on Monday Oct 18 -
  9am to 4pm
      • We will also be available Sat Oct 16 8am-
        6pm and Sun Oct 17 8am-3pm at Open
        House @ Royal York Fairmont (19th Floor)
             Your next step
 www.walgreens.com/careeropportunities


          Email your resume to
international.pharmacist@walgreens.com

				
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