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November Visa Bulletin came out! For Nurse and Physical Therapists, all countries's cut-off date is 01-Oct-2005... Read More

  1. by   vermountindia
    Hi all,
    Now, I got a email from Nebraska center on 18th Oct saying that my I 140 has been approved. Will I be effected with retro? How long remain process will take?
    Pl advice
    Rgds
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from JessicRN
    Hi anybody know if a green card application from saudi arabia would be affected? I can't find any info. I have a friend who started her green card while she was living in the USA was awaiting her work authorization and decided to go back to saudi arabia for a vacation. Due to a screw up with her childrens visas she could not get back but now she is being told she has to start the greencard process all over again. Can she come back to the USA?She is an RN BSN. My friend is a saudi/korean citizen.
    If your friend left during the process, she will need to start the process all over again. She was going thru the Adjustment of Status process, and that got cancelled when she left.

    She will be able to come back to the US when she has a visa that let her do so. And she will need to start the process from overseas, as a retrogression will be starting soon and all will be affected by it initially.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from vermountindia
    hi all,
    now, i got a email from nebraska center on 18th oct saying that my i 140 has been approved. will i be effected with retro? how long remain process will take?
    pl advice
    rgds
    yes, you are affected. unless you have acompleted file and have an interview already scheduled, you will be waiting until the next round of visas are authorized. getting approval of the i-140 is just the beginning of the process.

    all can get done while waiting, except that no interview date will be granted until there are more visas made available.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nutshell
    Suzanne,

    Finally,I received my dependents visa,after 3 mos and 1 week of agonizing days of waiting.Thank you very much for answering my questions,I always read your messages because I know that your information are reliable.I tell my friends to log on this site because it will give them factual information, experiece by real nurses with one goal of supporting one onother.I paid my dependent visa at the embassy,their names where not included in my packet 4,I submitted their ds230 only also during the embassy interview. Again thank you,thank you,thank you,US is great it really support the principle of uniting families. :wink2: :wink2: :wink2: :wink2: :wink2: :wink2: :wink2:
    Thanks for letting me know.
  5. by   Geena
    Quote from jessicrn
    hi anybody know if a green card application from saudi arabia would be affected? i can't find any info. i have a friend who started her green card while she was living in the usa was awaiting her work authorization and decided to go back to saudi arabia for a vacation. due to a screw up with her childrens visas she could not get back but now she is being told she has to start the greencard process all over again. can she come back to the usa?she is an rn bsn. my friend is a saudi/korean citizen.

    your friend probably failed to put in an application for an advanced parole. it does not come automatically with a ead but needs to be applied for separately - and the reasons for travel stated on the application. you can have an ap with multiple entries but your lawyer needs to apply for it.
  6. by   angeldust
    Quote from Rep
    To all nurses,

    Don't lose hope. This new development is not common. A few of us who are members in this forum were also affected way back in late 2004 and early 2005.

    For those whose PDs are after the cut off dates does not mean that your papers will not be process. You will still receive your Notice of Approval, you will still receive your visa fee bill, you will still pay your visa fees and then you will receive your DS-230 forms which you are going to fill up and send to NVC together with other important documents. Once there, you files will lie dormant or should I say, inactive until such time your PD will be current again then you will receive your Packet 4.

    As of the meantime, we can not expect something that happened like in May 2005 where Pres. Bush signed a bill that include the "recapture" of 50,000 visas solely for Schedule A. Sadly, there is no solution yet for this retrogression.

    This coming November is election time and this retrogression is farthest away from the minds of the politicians here. They won't act on it because it is not an issue as of the meantime. If there is any action, in my opinion, it will be done by at most by the middle of next year.

    Let us hope that some groups will lobby both the house of congress regarding this. Way back in 2005, the American Hospital Association had lobbied for additonal visas to lift the backlog.

    In the meantime, just do your job in preparing all the necessary requirements so when the retrogression is lifted all you have to do is wait for your packet 4.

    Good luck.
    Hi Rep! Thanks for making it sound hopeful. But honestly, I really need more enlightening from you regarding all these retro "blues" if you may allow me to call it that way. Oh still trying to be funny amidst all these. Anyway, on a serious note, I AM CONFUSED about my status. I have passed everything CGFNS, IELTS and NCLEX. I have an employer already. I got selected last Nov 2005 and as far as getting the petition approval, my agency says it was approved first quarter of 2006. NVC has reviewed all my papers Aug 22, 2006with remarks saying requirements complete. Most of my batchmates,those that were selected along with me last year got their interview dates,some are done and has departure dates in fact. I think as far as that selected batch is concerned there is 3 of us waiting for embassy interview dates. So where does that leave me? Would that mean I am affected by retrogression? All these stuff is making me confused I am losing interest because I feel my life is put on a standstill. Hope you can enlighten me with your sound and realistic advises. TY in advance.

    Angeld
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from geena
    your friend probably failed to put in an application for an advanced parole. it does not come automatically with a ead but needs to be applied for separately - and the reasons for travel stated on the application. you can have an ap with multiple entries but your lawyer needs to apply for it.
    and if they left the country without it, then they can't apply for it now, as the aos is no longer valid. the process needs to be started all over again.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from angeldust
    Hi Rep! Thanks for making it sound hopeful. But honestly, I really need more enlightening from you regarding all these retro "blues" if you may allow me to call it that way. Oh still trying to be funny amidst all these. Anyway, on a serious note, I AM CONFUSED about my status. I have passed everything CGFNS, IELTS and NCLEX. I have an employer already. I got selected last Nov 2005 and as far as getting the petition approval, my agency says it was approved first quarter of 2006. NVC has reviewed all my papers Aug 22, 2006with remarks saying requirements complete. Most of my batchmates,those that were selected along with me last year got their interview dates,some are done and has departure dates in fact. I think as far as that selected batch is concerned there is 3 of us waiting for embassy interview dates. So where does that leave me? Would that mean I am affected by retrogression? All these stuff is making me confused I am losing interest because I feel my life is put on a standstill. Hope you can enlighten me with your sound and realistic advises. TY in advance.

    Angeld
    If you do not have an interview date already assigned to you, then chances are that there is not a visa for you from this group. You should have been given a date already, but Manila is behind in processing.....and it is suspected that the visa numbers that were available have already been allocated to those in front of you.

    You will have to wait and see if you get a letter in the next few days or not.
  9. by   embarq
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you do not have an interview date already assigned to you, then chances are that there is not a visa for you from this group. You should have been given a date already, but Manila is behind in processing.....and it is suspected that the visa numbers that were available have already been allocated to those in front of you.

    You will have to wait and see if you get a letter in the next few days or not.
    Suzanne,
    I have applied for Advance Parole and hoping to have it soon. But i have heard some stories that even if you have AP you may be deported back home (it would be up to an immigration officer)
    I would like to visit my family this spring. But i am afraid that I wont be able to come back. Can that happen?
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from embarq
    Suzanne,
    I have applied for Advance Parole and hoping to have it soon. But i have heard some stories that even if you have AP you may be deported back home (it would be up to an immigration officer)
    I would like to visit my family this spring. But i am afraid that I wont be able to come back. Can that happen?
    Sorry, but one more rumor floating around. If you have the proper documents then there is no issue. Unless the person has done something wrong that the US does not want here, they will not get sent home.
  11. by   angeldust
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you do not have an interview date already assigned to you, then chances are that there is not a visa for you from this group. You should have been given a date already, but Manila is behind in processing.....and it is suspected that the visa numbers that were available have already been allocated to those in front of you.

    You will have to wait and see if you get a letter in the next few days or not.
    Hello Suzanne,

    Thanks for that piece of information. Sadly, it looks like I am affected with retrogression. I have waited almost a year now since I got selected only to be disappointed once again. Sigh...
  12. by   linRN2
    Hi! I would just like to know if my case will still be affected by this retrogression. My family and I were interviewed last Oct. 11. the consul asked a letter of explanation from the NBI re- the remarks "no criminal record" stated in my spouse's NBI clearance. the letter of explanation together with our passports were submitted back to the US embassy on the following day, Oct. 12. We were told that the consul will again review the case. Up to now we still haven't got our passports back. Will we still be affected by this retrogression even if we've had our interview already? Our PD is Nov. 15, 2005. This really worries me.
  13. by   suzanne4
    If you already had an interview date, then a visa is reserved for you. They are reserved before the interview date is even scheduled.

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