November Visa Bulletin came out! - page 6

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

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from angeldust
    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...
    Selected? Not following you........things are dependent upon when the visa bill is paid and the file is completed. Manila at times can be about three to four months before you will get the interview, and probably longer right now, with all of the last minute pushes, etc.

    You should have gotten a letter stating that your file has been sent onto the US Embassy in Manila for final processing. Not sure what else to tell you, other than you need to be patient.

    But, if you were offered the job last November, why did it take the agency several months to initially file for you? I would ask them that.
  2. by   cofradia2008
    Quote from 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.

    Hi linRN2. Pls update me with your case. I have a friend who has the same situation as yours regarding the letter of explanation. When I hear something from her I will let you know.
  3. by   angeldust
    Quote from suzanne4
    Selected? Not following you........things are dependent upon when the visa bill is paid and the file is completed. Manila at times can be about three to four months before you will get the interview, and probably longer right now, with all of the last minute pushes, etc.

    You should have gotten a letter stating that your file has been sent onto the US Embassy in Manila for final processing. Not sure what else to tell you, other than you need to be patient.

    But, if you were offered the job last November, why did it take the agency several months to initially file for you? I would ask them that.

    Hi Suzanne!

    Yes, I was selected last year. And as far as I-140 filing goes, my agency says it has been approved. Been trying to ask them for detailed informations like USCIS Receipt Number if I am right and date of approval of I-140. The latest update they told me was my papers were already reviewed at NVC last Aug 22, 2006 and has remarks as completed except that til now I have no embassy interview sched. Most of those that were selected along with me last year were already done with interview, have departure dates while some are simply waiting for the interview date. Yeah, I have been asking them for an explanation why it took them so long to file my case if let say Aug 22, 2006 is my PD. Considering the timeframe I got selected, it is nearly a year. That's too long while one friend of mine who processed her papers with another agency early part this year already got her visa last week. Til then I will just update everyone here for any progress. Looks like a lot of us are on the same boat.

    Once again, thank you Suzanne for your reply. I am sure a lot of us benefited from that information.
  4. by   linRN2
    Quote from 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.
    Thanks Suzanne4! We finally got our visas yesterday. Thank GOD and thank you for your inputs. You have really been a great help to us ALL. GOD BLESS YOU.
  5. by   lawrence01
    Quote from linRN2
    Thanks Suzanne4! We finally got our visas yesterday. Thank GOD and thank you for your inputs. You have really been a great help to us ALL. GOD BLESS YOU.
    Wow, Congrats. :hatparty:
  6. by   karolina
    i send my paperwork for green card on september 21.received the work permit on october 11 and was fingerprinted on october 1o.. how does the cutt off dates affect me/.
    HELP !
    karolina
  7. by   adangerousbeauty
    as for me...i took and passed my nclex-rn last midmarch 2006:hatparty:, my i140 was received by uscis last june 29, 2006, and my ds230 submitted around end of sept. 2006...and basically i dunno where my visa processing stage is right now coz the agency is taking care of it. do you think its possible to be issued a visa for my case by end of next year(2007) <just being optimistic> or am i dreaming too much? do you think it would take 2 years more of waiting time esp. now w/ the retrogression which i think affected my case? i really have no idea.

    to ms.suzanne and lawrence = cheers:
    ...i do commend you for all the help. all hail.

    :melody:

    ree,rn
    __________________________________
    you'll never know what you have 'til it's gone.
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from reeyah
    as for me...i took and passed my nclex-rn last midmarch 2006:hatparty:, my i140 was received by uscis last june 29, 2006, and my ds230 submitted around end of sept. 2006...and basically i dunno where my visa processing stage is right now coz the agency is taking care of it. do you think its possible to be issued a visa for my case by end of next year(2007) <just being optimistic> or am i dreaming too much? do you think it would take 2 years more of waiting time esp. now w/ the retrogression which i think affected my case? i really have no idea.

    to ms.suzanne and lawrence = cheers:
    ...i do commend you for all the help. all hail.

    :melody:

    ree,rn
    __________________________________
    you'll never know what you have 'til it's gone.
    no. i don't think it will take that long. you are already in packet 3 so the moment there are available visas again you will be the 1st ones to be interviewed in the us embassy.

    the new congress would most prob. tackle this problem early next year and most prob. be lifted by mid next year. the last retrogression only lasted 6-7 months.
  9. by   linRN2
    Quote from lawrence01
    Wow, Congrats. :hatparty:
    :spin: Thank you very much, Lawrence01 ! ! !
  10. by   karolina
    i hope you will get the visa by the end of the 2007. Iam still optimistic. my korean friend, applied for AOS august 10 and received green card few days ago. so who really knows how we are going to be affected by the retrogression.
    Susane, you give some really good legal advice,,,,
    karolina
  11. by   adangerousbeauty
    okidoki...TYVM yall!


    ♥♥♥
  12. by   kurt2006
    Quote from 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.
    Hi Suzzane4,

    I'd like to correct you with your statement that "a visa number is reserved for you when you have the interview date". We just had our interview last week and the consul was requesting for additional document. But before we left the window, the consul told us that "to make sure to comply the said document as soon as possible because the visa for nurses is running out". This is the exact words from the consul. We even thought before that once we have our interview, we are already safe even if they request for any additional documents. But that's not true. The visa will only be reserved or given to you until you are cleared by the consul.
  13. by   happylearning
    Quote from kurt2006
    Hi Suzzane4,

    I'd like to correct you with your statement that "a visa number is reserved for you when you have the interview date". We just had our interview last week and the consul was requesting for additional document. But before we left the window, the consul told us that "to make sure to comply the said document as soon as possible because the visa for nurses is running out". This is the exact words from the consul. We even thought before that once we have our interview, we are already safe even if they request for any additional documents. But that's not true. The visa will only be reserved or given to you until you are cleared by the consul.
    you are completely right, there is no such thing as visa reservation.

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