Michael Valenzuela

Registered Nurse, Philippines

“The taste of freedom and independence is the ultimate catalyst for change and empowerment, and my journey is a testament to this.  

My name is Michael Valenzuela, a nurse living in Manchester. My family is in the United States, and I often get questions about my decision to live in the UK. Well, for one, I love the culture and the lifestyle here. In the UK, there is independence and respect that nurses get – I wanted to experience that freedom. But what really excited me was the chance to create a new path for myself. I went to the UK under a student visa, and although life here is great, I had problems with my student visa restrictions - I could not work more than 20 hours.  Plus, my visa is about to expire so I had to find a sponsor, quick!  

It was a huge challenge to find a UK sponsor, especially since I was juggling school, work, and my nursing review. I found an employer who’s willing to hire me, but I had to do all the work to process my Skilled Worker Visa application. It was so stressful, and I felt like I was wasting so much time, effort, and energy.

Luckily, I saw IANS’ Facebook ad. After contacting their team, all my problems disappeared like magic. Instead of going through the tedious process alone, IANS’ team was there for me in every step of my journey towards being a UK registered nurse. They truly exceeded my expectations. They took care of everything. I did not have to wander elsewhere – from OSCE to training to visa processing. 

Aside from helping me with my review and guiding me with everything I need to do, IANS found me a supportive and exceptional UK sponsor. I also received fantastic OSCE training from Ms. Sheryl, and now, I am a UK pinned nurse! Everything happened in just 2-3 months. Call it the Flash of training and immigration services, because IANS really made my visa switch easy and QUICK. So if there’s anything I can say to aspiring UKRNs, it’s to trust the best and the fastest. Trust IANS.” 

Michael Valenzuela Philippines
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JOURNEY WITH IANS

1
CHALLENGE

My student visa is about to expire and I needed assistance in training and in finding the right UK sponsor.

2
INTRODUCTION

I found IANS through an FB ad, so I started searching them on Google.

3
SOLUTION

Since I joined IANS, I've received amazing training & legal support. They gave me the complete package!

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RESULT

Everything happened so fast. After 2-3 months, I became a UKRN and I got a new UK sponsor.

TIMELINE TO UK

  • 03 MAR 2021 | JOINED IANS

  • 28 MAY 2021 | PASSED THE OSCE TEST

  • 17 JUN 2021 | BECAME A CERTIFIED UKRN

  • 08 JUL 2021 | UK VISA APPROVED

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