FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

Will I be paid the same as U.S. workers?


Yes. You will be paid at least the prevailing wage, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, for your position in the geographical location that you end up working.




What shifts will I work?


All shifts are a possibility. The client’s needs may require you to fill openings for night positions.




If I am a PT, OT or RN, can I decide where I will work?


The employer will chose the location of assignments due to the shortages. The employer reserves the right to endorse into more than one state if the need arises. You may be required to obtain multiple state licenses.




Can my family come with me?


Regardless of profession, immediately family i.e. spouse and children will be included in the immigration case. However, the family members are asked to join the OMS applicant once they have finished training and/or started working.




Can I take the NPTE in the mainland?


It is more costly to test in the mainland due to airfare. There is also a very high risk that a PT will get denied for the Visa if not going to Guam. For those PTs who would like to apply for a tourist visa to the mainland, they will be responsible to shoulder the Tourist Visa Application. Due to the limited spots to test, we have had some therapists want to test in Florida. Those therapists who are granted a tourist visa to come to the mainland may avail our housing accommodations in Florida to test. When you apply you must state you will be here for a period of no more than 30 days. You must actually only stay that amount of time.




Can I apply if I am under contract with my current employer?


You may apply while still under contract with your current employer. Historically the green card averages 12-24 months. However, government processing times frequently change 12-24 months is only an estimate based on our past successes. Future government processing time could be different and is outside the control of any attorney. Any contractual agreements that you are already subject to must be disclosed to OMS prior to signing a contract with OMS. Furthermore, once apart of OMS, you cannot sign further contracts that require you to work any certain period of time without written approval from OMS.




How long does the process take?


Historically the green card averages 12-24 months. However, government processing times frequently change 12-24 months is only an estimate based on our past successes. Future government processing time could be different and is outside the control of any attorney.




What is the validity period of the green card?


Green card is valid for 10 years.




When can I file for citizenship?


After 5 years of living in the USA for at least 50% of the time with a green card, a pilot may apply for citizenship.





Pilot

If I am a Pilot where will I be based?


Each pilot will be based in one location. The location is decided once a pilot completes the training. Availability of bases will vary and each pilot will have the ability to apply for a specific base while working. Base selection is decided by seniority and qualifications.




  1. What is the Pilot Program?


The Pilot Program is a gateway for a pilot to work legally in the U.S. for a U.S. employer, and in the process obtain a green card and ultimately U.S. citizenship.




Can I apply if I don’t have my FAA License?


You do not need a FAA license to apply. We have more than one position open so it is better to apply so we can let you know what you qualify for.




When do I start working for the airline?


Pilot is expected to arrive in the U.S. 1 month after the Green Card is approved, and training will typically begin approximately 1 month after arriving in the U.S. Should the pilot be unable to arrive in the US within 1 month, pilot must notify OMS as soon as possible. For example, a pilot recently needed to give additional termination notice to his current foreign employer and was delayed arriving in the US. Notification should be informed to OMS no later than at the I-140 Approval Stage. Please do not terminate your foreign employment until after your consular appointment.




Can I bring my spouse and kids with me?


A green card is also available for the pilot’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21. It should be noted that if a spouse has different nationality than the pilot, the spouse’s greencard may be delayed, as the pilot may need to start work prior to the spouses green card issuance.





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