Longest wait from NCLEX - I-140 approval

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    Just wondering what is the longest anyone has had to wait for I-140 approval?

    My history:

    joined OGP june 2004

    Job offer St Joes phoenix aug 2004

    NCLEX pass march 2005

    filed for I-140 may 2005

    Still waiting:stone

    Now I have been told it will be November at least before I travel to US

    I think I should be in the record books or is there someone out there with the same problem:imbar
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    why november is that how long there expecting it to take now???
    i know how you feel sort of
    NCLEX passed in june, papers filed august still waiting
    i think ours must be lost in the same pile
    at least there was some movement on the site, i know we are told not to take much notice of it but sometimes its the only glimmer of hope i get!!!
    communication with ogp seems to be a waste of time, im starting to feel fobbed off by them, i understand that they must get fed up of us ringing them about it all the time,but its not like they are doing it for free.
    i was hoping the website would have changed today as it seems to change fortnightly but it hasnt changed for some reason
    feel fed up:stone
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    [quote=bettyboop]Just wondering what is the longest anyone has had to wait for I-140 approval?

    /quote]

    Hi

    My history :

    Job offer January 2005
    NCLEX pass April 2005
    I-140 filed September 2005
    I-140 approval October 2005
    DS-230 (packet 3/biographicals) received, completed & returned to NVC January 2005
    Now waiting for packet 4 (Embassy interview appointment) told 6-8 weeks from submitting packet 3

    Tina

    PS : Have you talked to Kay? (madwife2002) I'm sure she's at St Joe's in Phoenix and she's with OGP
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    She has already started at St. Joe's, I spoke with her a few days ago.
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    HI

    Yes english nurse I recieved a letter friday saying November was my expected travel date, just like you I am frustrated and annoyed:angryfire and feel my hands are tied, I was told when I was offered my job that from then it would be 18 mths till travel, if November is the true date it will be 2 yrs 4 mths, like you I keep thinking why me!!!

    Letina congratulations and good luck. Yes I know Kay very well, she contacted me with regard to my job offer at st joes and have kept in touch ever since, we had a similer time line kay was about8 weeks a head of me, so you can see why I am so frustrated

    I wouldnt mind I only went with an agency so as to get there quicker as they know the routine but it is a lesson that has been learned- take everything they say with a pinch of salt.:stone
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    Agencies do not make it quicker. They only process on form at a time, and wait until they get approval on that, until the next is filed. You are also under what ever their attorney wants to do, not under your time frame.

    Agencies, in most cases, are only good if you do not have money for immigration fees and the exams, otherwise, you are much further ahead to do it yourself. They also get $5 of every hour that you work.

    There are agencies out there that handle direct hiring by facilities and are padi only by the facility, nothing at all comes from your pay. That is the only type that I recommend.

    There are nurses here from the UK that went the agency route, and it took 3 years for them to be in the US, it should be less than one year for you.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Agencies do not make it quicker. They only process on form at a time, and wait until they get approval on that, until the next is filed. You are also under what ever their attorney wants to do, not under your time frame.

    Agencies, in most cases, are only good if you do not have money for immigration fees and the exams, otherwise, you are much further ahead to do it yourself. They also get $5 of every hour that you work.

    There are agencies out there that handle direct hiring by facilities and are padi only by the facility, nothing at all comes from your pay. That is the only type that I recommend.

    There are nurses here from the UK that went the agency route, and it took 3 years for them to be in the US, it should be less than one year for you.
    God suzanne i feel even worse now
    i think alot of nurses do the agency thing because they are sold the idea that usa immigration is so complicated they will never manage it themselves.
    i would never do it again thats for sure i would do it by myself, im not sure that i needed the so called nclex 'help' they gave us either, oh it wasnt help as we had to pay for it!
    ah well my tuppence worth
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    Should have mentioned that prior to joining the agency was doing the process on my own, had my CES done already. Actually started in September 2003 but by the following yr was getting a bit lost in all the paper work The agency made it clear that from joining I would be out in the US in 18mths. (maybe I'm to naive)
    Was also told in June 2005 to reduce my house and sell it quickly as my scheduled start date was Jan-March 2006, I did as i was told and sold my house and am in rented poised for the move.
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    MY timeline so far

    sat and passed nclex july 05
    job offer November 05

    reciept for I-140 JAN 5TH 2006
    Aproval Notice JAN 12TH 2006

    My service centre is Texas there very quick 1 week to aprove
    wishing everyone a speedy journey
    Trevor
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    Quote from t.turnbull
    MY timeline so far

    sat and passed nclex july 05
    job offer November 05

    reciept for I-140 JAN 5TH 2006
    Aproval Notice JAN 12TH 2006

    My service centre is Texas there very quick 1 week to aprove
    wishing everyone a speedy journey
    Trevor
    Yes.. They are very quick for I-140 but you still have to wait for I-485 approval to get greencard.
    I have been waiting for almost 4 months now. Hopefully, I will hear from them soon.


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