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  1. by   sabadao22
    [quote=lawrence01;2251354]Agree w/ Anna. It depends on the demand. Those already way ahead in the line for an interview has the greatest chance.

    Those files still in the NVC (for those going the CP route) will have their Visa fee bills sent and DS-230 forms accepted (if paid for) as long as it is "Current". Up to when it will remain Current will be dependent on demand from each country. Some countries will go back to retrogression much earlier than some because of high demand of visas. India and China are one of these countries because of high demand of visas from other fields other than nursing, followed closely by PI and Mexico. The "others" will prob. retrogress a little bit later compared to the PIC, plus Mexico countries because of traditionally lower demand but will still retrogress again eventually.


    Hello lawrence just want to ask what thus CP means? and my papers is already at the NVC will they sent Ds-230
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    [QUOTE=sabadao22;2253041]
    Quote from lawrence01
    Agree w/ Anna. It depends on the demand. Those already way ahead in the line for an interview has the greatest chance.

    Those files still in the NVC (for those going the CP route) will have their Visa fee bills sent and DS-230 forms accepted (if paid for) as long as it is "Current". Up to when it will remain Current will be dependent on demand from each country. Some countries will go back to retrogression much earlier than some because of high demand of visas. India and China are one of these countries because of high demand of visas from other fields other than nursing, followed closely by PI and Mexico. The "others" will prob. retrogress a little bit later compared to the PIC, plus Mexico countries because of traditionally lower demand but will still retrogress again eventually.


    Hello lawrence just want to ask what thus CP means? and my papers is already at the NVC will they sent Ds-230
    CP = Consular process. If your file is at NVC they will request DS230 once a visa is available for you and also request visa fee
  3. by   wasup
    Hello everybody!
    Are you talking about next retrogression already? Is the retrogression over, temprorary over?I got lost in the sea of information you write here!!! Is there a chance for me to receive the green card within a year if I sign a contract now ( I passed NCLEX already)?
  4. by   lawrence01
    Quote from wasup
    Hello everybody!
    Are you talking about next retrogression already? Is the retrogression over, temprorary over?I got lost in the sea of information you write here!!! Is there a chance for me to receive the green card within a year if I sign a contract now ( I passed NCLEX already)?
    Sorry, if you got lost. :spin: You can refer to the other thread specifically discussing retrogression: http://allnurses.com/forums/f75/retr...er-230283.html
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from wasup
    Hello everybody!
    Are you talking about next retrogression already? Is the retrogression over, temprorary over?I got lost in the sea of information you write here!!! Is there a chance for me to receive the green card within a year if I sign a contract now ( I passed NCLEX already)?
    There are no guarantees that you will get a GC within 12 months if you sign a contract now, I140 is taking several months to get approval and no telling when retrogression will lift.
  6. by   suzanne4
    If someone is telling you that, run from that employer. Only US immigration is in control of when you will get a green card, the attorney handling your petitions cannot guarantee anything, and definitely not the employer.

    The retrogression is still not over.
  7. by   lost_stranger
    Quote from lost_stranger
    The I-140 processing dates of the Texas Service Center, which used to be Nvember 13th 2006 as of this Friday, have now regressed to August 1st 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How can this hapen? Does this mean that most petitions have been pending since 4 years???
    The Texas Service Center processing dates have been revised yet again yesterday with inclusion of Schedule A nurses. The dates have now moved from 1st August 2003 to 14th December 2006 for I-140s. Thank God!!!!!!!
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from lost_stranger
    The Texas Service Center processing dates have been revised yet again yesterday with inclusion of Schedule A nurses. The dates have now moved from 1st August 2003 to 14th December 2006 for I-140s. Thank God!!!!!!!
    Good news. It was a mistake then on their part but it's still not real-time. Expect more revisions in the future.
  9. by   bebotwaiting
    can anyone tell me what this guys is saying?
    http://www.philippinenews.com/news/v...ad511574fb85a7
    this is what the article reads...

    green cards now available for nurses
    atty. glenn rose, jul 04, 2007

    the immigration service is now granting rns and other health workers green cards. this new policy is being instituted on july 1, 2007, and applies to nurses from the philippines, india and china.

    the chargeability areas listed for the three countries are called employment-based category-3 visas. registered nurses are classed as schedule “a” workers and do not have to wait for labor certification. nurses may now apply inside and outside the u.s. for resident status based on a sponsor employer (such as a hospital) with the expectation that they would receive a green card in about 15 months.

    nurses legally in the u.s. may stay in the country and get a temporary work permit while they wait for the green card application to be processed. this is a change from the policy that retrogressed nurse visas on november 1, 2006. again, a filipino nurse who passed the nclex boards in the u.s. could apply for a temporary work permit based on the sponsorship of a hospital or nursing home and start working within about 90 to 120 days. the system allows a hospital or nursing home to sponsor a board certified nurse with an i-140 application along with an application to adjust status (i-485). while the adjustment of status application is being processed, the nurse could work for the hospital. this drastic change now applies to most registered nurses and physical therapists from the philippines.

    although, the immigration service claimed the 2006 retrogression was necessary, pressure from many hospitals in the u.s. finally caused the service to reverse the policy. the service is also quickly moving towards requiring all nurses to secure a visa screen certificate from cgfns prior to filing an application. however, a nurse may still file based on passing only the nclex test. in california, hospitals are constantly recruiting nurses in order to fill state mandated staffing requirements. many hospitals are unable to find enough qualified rns. previously, applicants (mostly) from the philippines and india were filling local staffing needs until the retrogression last november. this action will help fill nurse-staffing requirements.

    *moderator's note: please just see the link going to where it was originally posted to read the full article. allnurses.com can't guarantee the authenticity and accuracy of said article. thanks.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jul 5, '07
  10. by   lawrence01
    Reading the article, I think it was written by the author way before July 1, 2007 and in anticipation of EB categories being current for the month of July as stated on the original Visa Bulletin meant for July, 2007. Not because it was posted on July 4, doesn't mean it was written on that exact date.

    For all intents and purposes, it is now outdated because of the recent reversal of the July, 2007 Visa Bulletin.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jul 6, '07 : Reason: Grammar
  11. by   suzanne4
    100% of the article is wrong. does not matter if it was written in anticpation of things changing this past monday.

    1. there have not been any schedule a listed in the visa bulletin since the february issue came out in january.
    2. the 140,000 visas that were listed in the july bulletin were recapped visas only, just ones that were already there but never used. no new visas have been released.
    3. it is still expected that the eb-3 category will be under retrogression at the end of the summer, and they left mexico out; which is also included with the expected countries, as it was before.
    4. there is no new separate category for nureses. hundreds of thousands under the eb-3 have older pd dates than most nurses.
    5. you cannot come to the us and expect to get a green card, only a one-way pass to immigration detention.

    ******all of you should be contacting this newsbureau and complaining about this article that was written. i am sure that it was not even verified by the attorney, and just posted by this supposed writer.

    this is how false rumors get started, and continue on.
    sorry, but shame on whoever wrote this without verifying the material. they were trying to be sensational, but got caught.
  12. by   ilona13
    hi, all,

    i agree with what suzanne cpmmented regarding the said aricle. shame on all those concerned for allowing such misinformations to penetrate in a newspaper where thousands are reading. nurses who are not efficient enough to browse in the internet nor research would be blindly informed of such "good news" and heaven knows what reactions many would do because of such garbage piece of article.

    i hope something should be done like an erratum message from the editor or anything that could dispel that article so the public may know.

    it is so disheartening considering that many many filipino nurses are eager to wait for a positive outcome of their status.

    i am giving out to all my friends this forum as i found it to be accurate and truthful. hope all those who have been members can do the same to their fellow nurses so that updated correct info can be shared.

    anyway, good luck to all of us, especially fellow filipino nurses.
  13. by   bebotwaiting
    That's what i thought....
    Good thing i am not as gullible.

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