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  1. by   suja31
    Hello Suzanne,

    iam new to this site and have read all the messages in it ,Iam a nurse now working in united kingdom but planning to move to US with my family,me and my husband we both are nurses,i have passed my NClex and ILETS,we have joined a agency here,i have registred with them but not my husband,but we were promised visa for the whole family but now i hear from friends that we can't bring our family with us in case the problem with retrogression is solved.will you please help me like you have done for others as we are very confused about all this and not able to decide what to do,please help.

    thanks a lot
    Last edit by suja31 on Mar 5, '07
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jonRNMD
    Jan 2008???? my wife and I would be stuck using EAD's for the next 10 months and that means not able to come home for Christmas as im nervous about leaving NY using Advance Parole
    Just a quick note on the other worry. You are going to find it almost impossible to get the time off over Christmas. Unless it was in your contract when you started, you will find it extremely difficult to get approval then. It goes to those with more seniority. And with all of the overtime and holiday pay that you can earn then, you would me much wiser to work over the holidays and then use that money to pay for your trip.
    :angel2:
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from suja31
    Hello Suzanne,

    iam new to this site and have read all the messages in it ,Iam a nurse now working in united kingdom but planning to move to US with my family,me and my husband we both are nurses,i have passed my NClex and ILETS,we have joined a agency here,i have registred with them but not my husband,but we were promised visa for the whole family but now i hear from friends that we can't bring our family with us in case the problem with retrogression is solved.will you please help me like you have done for others as we are very confused about all this and not able to decide what to do,please help.

    thanks a lot
    When you will be able to come, your family will be able to come. Proivded that they were on your petition. As long as they are on your DS-230, they will be issued a visa at the same time as you. But since you were required to take the IELTS, I surmise that you were not born in the UK.

    You usualy will be the one to pay for their visas. There are some agencies that do not include family on the petition and that could be trouble for you.
    The other times that family is unable to come is when the NCLEX exam has not been written and the nurse will be working in the CNA role and will not have enough money to support their family as the agencies usually pay very cheap for this, less than $10 per hour.

    First question would be which agency did you actually sign with?
  4. by   want2wearscrubs
    Quote from vermountindia
    Hi all,
    Anybody knows status of RNPA(the bill which includes a provision to make Schedule A occupations exempt from the general Employment Based visa quota.(S.646) ?
    Where is that bill now? On what stage?
    Also, who is (Senator) going to introduce the bill for recapturing 90,000visa?
    Thanks
    Rgds
    From this site, what I can gather is that it has been introduced by Sen. Coleman.
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-646
  5. by   pinguina
    hi suzanne

    it has been a month or so since we last heard about your assessment that visas will be available by the summer, do you think with the develpment of the last month that this assumption is still correct?

    You mentioned that you are in contact with several immigration lawyers that you trust, do they still think like that.

    I have to tell you my feeling, while I am trying to keep optimistic every day that passes I think nothing will happen. as you probably know, the only place other then this forum that we get information from is HLG blog, well they are always optimistic and suddenly that does not encorage me, I've read thier blog from start to end and they have been optimistic for a year now... and still nothing happend.

    I think you have ever been true to the reality and not for false hopes. you are the only one I trust, Thank you for that and for all the time you are puting in the forum.

    So, what do you think? has something change?

    Thanks alot
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pinguina
    hi suzanne

    it has been a month or so since we last heard about your assessment that visas will be available by the summer, do you think with the develpment of the last month that this assumption is still correct?

    You mentioned that you are in contact with several immigration lawyers that you trust, do they still think like that.

    I have to tell you my feeling, while I am trying to keep optimistic every day that passes I think nothing will happen. as you probably know, the only place other then this forum that we get information from is HLG blog, well they are always optimistic and suddenly that does not encorage me, I've read thier blog from start to end and they have been optimistic for a year now... and still nothing happend.

    I think you have ever been true to the reality and not for false hopes. you are the only one I trust, Thank you for that and for all the time you are puting in the forum.

    So, what do you think? has something change?

    Thanks alot

    Still expect some to be available this summer. Do not know how many or for which countries. But expect it still to be dependent on birth country. There have been some that have been filtering thru all along. But again, it also is dependent on when you started the process, and at which stage that you are now.

    Remember that visas are created each and every quarter. Depending on where you were born, not all may be used each time they are given for that country, and with a newed PD date you qualify for one.
  7. by   fruity
    Quote from suzanne4
    Still expect some to be available this summer. Do not know how many or for which countries. But expect it still to be dependent on birth country. There have been some that have been filtering thru all along. But again, it also is dependent on when you started the process, and at which stage that you are now.

    Remember that visas are created each and every quarter. Depending on where you were born, not all may be used each time they are given for that country, and with a newed PD date you qualify for one.
    Thanks for good news Suzanne4...your opinion really counts for me...:spin:
  8. by   suzanne4
    But be aware of that key phrase that I used, for some countries. The number that are waiting in front of you for a visa is quite a long line. Not sure what is going to happen with those from the Philippines, or the other countries directly involved that also have longer waits for the EB-3 due to the number that have applied under that status.

    That includes the Philippines, India, China, as well as Mexico.

    However, nurses from Mexico do qualify for the Nafta TN Visa.
  9. by   jonRNMD
    yes i do heard bad things about the advance parole I-131....

    thanks :spin:

    Quote from suzanne4
    Highly recommend that you do not use the Advanced Parole, unless there is a family emergency. If you look at the I-131, it states that it does not guarantee admission back into the US. It is up to the descretion of the officer at the airport. And I have seen some that have not been approved.

    Ten months is too far off to make any definite plans at the moment, no one knows what will happen by then. But since you have been here so long already, suggest that you wait until you have the green card in hand to really play it safe. There are too many issues going on right now.
  10. by   jonRNMD
    you are right....
    i worked New Year last year but i was lucky because i work in Tour 2 day shift so i still got to celebrate New Years Eve with my relatives


    Quote from suzanne4
    Just a quick note on the other worry. You are going to find it almost impossible to get the time off over Christmas. Unless it was in your contract when you started, you will find it extremely difficult to get approval then. It goes to those with more seniority. And with all of the overtime and holiday pay that you can earn then, you would me much wiser to work over the holidays and then use that money to pay for your trip.
    :angel2:
  11. by   karolina
    [suzzane,
    what ab europe
  12. by   jenchb01
    while waiting maybe we must also include it in our prayers the lifting of retrogression
  13. by   suja31
    Quote from suzanne4
    When you will be able to come, your family will be able to come. Proivded that they were on your petition. As long as they are on your DS-230, they will be issued a visa at the same time as you. But since you were required to take the IELTS, I surmise that you were not born in the UK.

    You usualy will be the one to pay for their visas. There are some agencies that do not include family on the petition and that could be trouble for you.
    The other times that family is unable to come is when the NCLEX exam has not been written and the nurse will be working in the CNA role and will not have enough money to support their family as the agencies usually pay very cheap for this, less than $10 per hour.

    First question would be which agency did you actually sign with?
    Hello Suzanne,thanks a lot for the reply,iam with OGP and they did say that they will provide the visa for my family and i did fill visa forms for them and have paid the money,I was born in India so do you think it will take long for me to move to us?

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