NVC -CP- GC Tracker - page 3

by dhel28

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I am starting a new thread to track cases from NVC - embassy to GC. The best news for RN in China, Phillippines and India has been great and informative thread, but I think it is more appropriate and convenient if we start a... Read More


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    Can't guarantee the same month for you, but I can guarantee that you will be able to get thru with this group of visas.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Can't guarantee the same month for you, but I can guarantee that you will be able to get thru with this group of visas.
    Hi Suzanne; I'm about to be scheduled for the Embassy interview. Do you know where could I check, through the internet, for this date? I'm from Uruguay.
    Thank you
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    not sure what the code is for the embassy where you are. since it is so small in your area, i would suggest phoning them and just ask them or have them give you their website address for you ro keep checking.

    the baisc address is:http://usembassy.state.gov.posts/.........
    where i have red is where the code would go for the embassy in your location.
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    Any updates on you guys?

    dale
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    Quote from himdale
    Any updates on you guys?

    dale
    Hi Dale, and everyone: No, not yet, I'm sstill waiting for NVC to send my file to the Embassy. Hope it'll be soon.
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    Just finished my medical (Philippines) and I just want to share my experience.

    Everybody was telling me that I should come early, so we did, my better half and 2 kids, went to the clinic at 3:30am (the clinic start processing at 6:00am) and were already number 4 It pays to be early because initial processing of your papers at the reception area will take much of your time and the rest will just be a waiting game. On the first day this is how it went..

    Reception area - your number will be called at the reception area, make sure that you photocopied your appointment letter for each of you dependents plust 1 copy. You'll be asked to accomplish a form (also for each individual) make sure that you have your case number (MNL2004XXX), the address of your employer/agency and their telephone number. If you have a relative in the US you also need to include that. They will ask to give a date on the "intended departure to the US" and port of entry. Then they will ask you to go inside the room for your picture to be taken. Your next step will be the cashier.

    Cashier - the dollar to peso exchange rate is incredible! so brace your self, if the the existing exchange rate is 56 to a dollar, they usually add 1 peso, so in our case it was 57 to a dollar! Good grief!

    After the cashier, your number does not matter anymore. It can be anywhere now, but in our case this is how it went and my remarks

    Vital signs and eye exam - If you have eyeglasses, make sure to bring them they will ask for it.
    Chest xray - if you have an old xray plate of more than 3 months they will ask for it. If you dont have any they will ask you to sign a form which indicates the reason why you do not have any. Again, it is a waiting game. Make sure that you check your names because it can cause delay. If you're female, they will ask you when was your last period and you have to go to the laboratory first to have a pregnancy test and HIV testing. Please note that if you have your monthly period, you have to come back after your menses. They will not allow you to have your physical exam if you have.

    Laboratory - No hassle, everything went well and the Med Tech is a sharpshooter, no pain at all!

    Immunization interview - if your an adult just show the chicken pox marks and the doctor will check everything and will just give you an MMR. For kids, make sure that they have a baby book or a medical certificate indicating all their vaccinations. This was a cause of delay for us so we have to go back to our family doctor and get this.

    Physical exam - They will ask you to disrobe, no exemptions even the kids! :icon_roll and you'll be examined by the coldest doctor!

    If you dont need to repeat your xray, just go to the 5th floor USA counter and she will schedule the following day for your immunization and the medical result release.

    Was done at 9:00am, not bad, 3:30 am - 9:am

    2nd Day

    Came in at 7:00am and there so many people already

    Went to immunization room, waited for 2 hours. My kids waited for 3 hours. Finally were immunized before 12nn. I got one shots and my poor kids got 4 each. Remember to follow up your case every now and then, people there tends to forget.

    Releasing, now this was the longest part. You have to wait for your name to be called, usually 1-2 hours, you have to sign papers and then wait again for another 1-2 hours. They will only give you your immunization record, explain it and then will ask for 2 2x2 pictures and your passport. They will be the one to forward the results, your picture and passport to the US embassy. And after that you can go home, finally! :hatparty:

    Hope this helps :wink2:
    Last edit by dhel28 on Aug 3, '05
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    hi and good day to everyone. i just registered yesterday. i hope you guys can help me out with this one. i'm a newly licensed nurse from the philippines and i am at present reviewing for my nclex exam though i do not have a schedule yet. i'll be submitting my application form to the CA BRN this august 19 via mail when i get to los angeles. my problem now is about the ielts exam. my brother called up the idp office in makati city, and the staff told him that i still need to take the cgfns as a requirement. i was like "what?!". does anyone know the application requirements for the ielts exam. it would mean a lot to me. thank you and God bless.
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    Quote from dhel28
    Just finished my medical (Philippines) and I just want to share my experience.

    Everybody was telling me that I should come early, so we did, my better half and 2 kids, went to the clinic at 3:30am (the clinic start processing at 6:00am) and were already number 4 It pays to be early because initial processing of your papers at the reception area will take much of your time and the rest will just be a waiting game. On the first day this is how it went..

    Reception area - your number will be called at the reception area, make sure that you photocopied your appointment letter for each of you dependents plust 1 copy. You'll be asked to accomplish a form (also for each individual) make sure that you have your case number (MNL2004XXX), the address of your employer/agency and their telephone number. If you have a relative in the US you also need to include that. They will ask to give a date on the "intended departure to the US" and port of entry. Then they will ask you to go inside the room for your picture to be taken. Your next step will be the cashier.

    Cashier - the dollar to peso exchange rate is incredible! so brace your self, if the the existing exchange rate is 56 to a dollar, they usually add 1 peso, so in our case it was 57 to a dollar! Good grief!

    After the cashier, your number does not matter anymore. It can be anywhere now, but in our case this is how it went and my remarks

    Vital signs and eye exam - If you have eyeglasses, make sure to bring them they will ask for it.
    Chest xray - if you have an old xray plate of more than 3 months they will ask for it. If you dont have any they will ask you to sign a form which indicates the reason why you do not have any. Again, it is a waiting game. Make sure that you check your names because it can cause delay. If you're female, they will ask you when was your last period and you have to go to the laboratory first to have a pregnancy test and HIV testing. Please note that if you have your monthly period, you have to come back after your menses. They will not allow you to have your physical exam if you have.

    Laboratory - No hassle, everything went well and the Med Tech is a sharpshooter, no pain at all!

    Immunization interview - if your an adult just show the chicken pox marks and the doctor will check everything and will just give you an MMR. For kids, make sure that they have a baby book or a medical certificate indicating all their vaccinations. This was a cause of delay for us so we have to go back to our family doctor and get this.

    Physical exam - They will ask you to disrobe, no exemptions even the kids! :icon_roll and you'll be examined by the coldest doctor!

    If you dont need to repeat your xray, just go to the 5th floor USA counter and she will schedule the following day for your immunization and the medical result release.

    Was done at 9:00am, not bad, 3:30 am - 9:am

    2nd Day

    Came in at 7:00am and there so many people already

    Went to immunization room, waited for 2 hours. My kids waited for 3 hours. Finally were immunized before 12nn. I got one shots and my poor kids got 4 each. Remember to follow up your case every now and then, people there tends to forget.

    Releasing, now this was the longest part. You have to wait for your name to be called, usually 1-2 hours, you have to sign papers and then wait again for another 1-2 hours. They will only give you your immunization record, explain it and then will ask for 2 2x2 pictures and your passport. They will be the one to forward the results, your picture and passport to the US embassy. And after that you can go home, finally! :hatparty:

    Hope this helps :wink2:

    Thank you for sharing us your experience. It will realy help us on what to do when our time comes for us to do this procesure.

    Please don't forget to share your experience of the interview at the US Embassy.
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    Quote from nicanix1921RN
    hi and good day to everyone. i just registered yesterday. i hope you guys can help me out with this one. i'm a newly licensed nurse from the philippines and i am at present reviewing for my nclex exam though i do not have a schedule yet. i'll be submitting my application form to the CA BRN this august 19 via mail when i get to los angeles. my problem now is about the ielts exam. my brother called up the idp office in makati city, and the staff told him that i still need to take the cgfns as a requirement. i was like "what?!". does anyone know the application requirements for the ielts exam. it would mean a lot to me. thank you and God bless.
    CGFNS is not a requirement, don't know what they were talking about. Who or what is IDP?
    There are no specific requirements for the IELTS exam.
    Not sure what type of visa that you will be on, but be aware that it will take you at least four months or so to get approval just to be able to sit for NCLEX. And CA is not recommended for initial licensure for a foreign grad.
    IELTS has nothing to do with the CGFNS exam...........they are in no way related.
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    Hi all! Just want to share the good news with you guys. I was interviewed this monday, august 8. The visa and passport was delivered today at 11am!!!! :hatparty: :Melody:


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