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  1. by   paul_david_hewson
    Does anyone knows if there is going to be another 25,000 visa allotment for nurses?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from paul_david_hewson
    Does anyone knows if there is going to be another 25,000 visa allotment for nurses?

    There is not, that is just another rumor circulating.

    There are a few visas that were never used that will be made available, but there is no Schedule A as of the February Bulletin. So unless you were already past the DS-230 approval point, you will not be considered for one of them.

    Do not exepct to see anything change before next summer. It would be impossible for anything to happen before then, with the time that it takes for the any new visas to get processed, etc. Anything before is just a rumor. Since the H1-b is not available for nurses, and hope that it never becomes available again, I am sure that something will be done in the next few months, you just need to be patient and focus on getting thru the required paperwork.

    US immigration (USCIS) is accepting petitions and is continuing to process for those going thru Consular Processing. They are accpeting payment for visas and sending out the DS-230 forms......everything up to the medical exam and the actual date for an interview with the US Embassy is being processed. However, with that being said, I am seeing attorney's offices tell clients that USCIS has put everything on hold, that is just not true. It is because the employer does not want to pay the bill until they know when things will be done. Nurses that I know that are paying the bill for their immigration are proceeding along just fine and have received their DS-230 forms.
  3. by   mariel7
    [quote=suzanne4;2029237]
    There are a few visas that were never used that will be made available, but there is no Schedule A as of the February Bulletin. So unless you were already past the DS-230 approval point, you will not be considered for one of them.


    Ms. Suzanne, will there really be visas for some of those past DS230 approval--as in recapture like the last time? Something that would happen before the foreseen long debate on CIR is settled? I'm one of those caught up by retrogression (PD Dec 2005,Case complete Oct 2006) so what you said is interesting to a lot of us..
  4. by   suzanne4
    There a few that will be made available, so few that they will not even be posted. Chances are very slim to get one if you add in the number of dependents that are included with the RN. If you get one, great....but do not put any hope into it. We are talking of perhaps a few hundred.

    With an October completion date, it will be almost impossible, if not definitely impossible. There are many more ahead of you waiting and with much earlier PD dates.
  5. by   ann h
    HI
    :spin:

    This is Ann H Husband so please excuse me if I have got this all wrong but after reading this thread it makes more sense to me than anything Ann has been saying:

    Retrogression means they have stopped the category 'A' visa that a RN Nurse was privileged to get and regrouped the nurse with another category visa.

    So instead of taking 3 years this visa takes 4+ years so when they say to Ann they are working on 2002 priority dates that is exactly what they mean, so Ann who is 2006 I think will have to wait approx 4 years depending on where in 2002 they are.

    If she is lucky they may if they feel like it issue some more category 'A' visa but they might not who know's nobody probably.

    So my take on this is if the USA is desperate for nurses then congress should get its act together and sort it.
    But Congress like Parliament in the UK is full of politicians who play at politics and not what we the people think makes sense.

    So my take on this is forget the USA (Easy for me to say I haven't done the studying) if they don't make it a sensible process - go somewhere else it's a big world.

    Can anybody advise on if Canada accepts the USA nursing exams?

    Ann was looking at the Virgin Islands but I don't think there is much there but happy to be told different.

    Any advise on New Zealand, Australia or other interesting English speaking countries not the UK as we are here already (Lousy weather as usual).

    If I have got the statement correct at the beginning of this rant then sorry nurse but get your head out of the sand and move on (it will be the USA that loses out in the end).

    We will defiantly not wait more than 6 months and I have said too Ann we need to make up our minds in 4 months time where we go or if we stay in the UK.

    Ann will probably tell me off for interfering but I thank you ladies for reading my rant and would love to hear your comments.

    (Fed up waiting for the USA)
    Andy
  6. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from ann h
    HI
    :spin:

    This is Ann H Husband so please excuse me if I have got this all wrong but after reading this thread it makes more sense to me than anything Ann has been saying:

    Retrogression means they have stopped the category 'A' visa that a RN Nurse was privileged to get and regrouped the nurse with another category visa.

    So instead of taking 3 years this visa takes 4+ years so when they say to Ann they are working on 2002 priority dates that is exactly what they mean, so Ann who is 2006 I think will have to wait approx 4 years depending on where in 2002 they are.

    If she is lucky they may if they feel like it issue some more category 'A' visa but they might not who know's nobody probably.

    So my take on this is if the USA is desperate for nurses then congress should get its act together and sort it.
    But Congress like Parliament in the UK is full of politicians who play at politics and not what we the people think makes sense.

    So my take on this is forget the USA (Easy for me to say I haven't done the studying) if they don't make it a sensible process - go somewhere else it's a big world.

    Can anybody advise on if Canada accepts the USA nursing exams?

    Ann was looking at the Virgin Islands but I don't think there is much there but happy to be told different.

    Any advise on New Zealand, Australia or other interesting English speaking countries not the UK as we are here already (Lousy weather as usual).

    If I have got the statement correct at the beginning of this rant then sorry nurse but get your head out of the sand and move on (it will be the USA that loses out in the end).

    We will defiantly not wait more than 6 months and I have said too Ann we need to make up our minds in 4 months time where we go or if we stay in the UK.

    Ann will probably tell me off for interfering but I thank you ladies for reading my rant and would love to hear your comments.

    (Fed up waiting for the USA)
    Andy
    Hi,
    I know exactly how you feel regarding the delays in getting to the US, and yes you are right in what you say about retrogression. I have worked in Australia and started the process to get to the US 2 and a half years ago and am stuck now in retrogression, so hubby and I just decided to go back to Oz instead as the process is so simple and quick compared to the US. Around 4-5 months from start to actually boarding a plane to get there. We leave on Saturday. :hatparty: PM me if you want to know more. Good luck
    xx
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ann h
    HI
    :spin:

    This is Ann H Husband so please excuse me if I have got this all wrong but after reading this thread it makes more sense to me than anything Ann has been saying:

    Retrogression means they have stopped the category 'A' visa that a RN Nurse was privileged to get and regrouped the nurse with another category visa.

    So instead of taking 3 years this visa takes 4+ years so when they say to Ann they are working on 2002 priority dates that is exactly what they mean, so Ann who is 2006 I think will have to wait approx 4 years depending on where in 2002 they are.

    If she is lucky they may if they feel like it issue some more category 'A' visa but they might not who know's nobody probably.

    So my take on this is if the USA is desperate for nurses then congress should get its act together and sort it.
    But Congress like Parliament in the UK is full of politicians who play at politics and not what we the people think makes sense.

    So my take on this is forget the USA (Easy for me to say I haven't done the studying) if they don't make it a sensible process - go somewhere else it's a big world.

    Can anybody advise on if Canada accepts the USA nursing exams?

    Ann was looking at the Virgin Islands but I don't think there is much there but happy to be told different.

    Any advise on New Zealand, Australia or other interesting English speaking countries not the UK as we are here already (Lousy weather as usual).

    If I have got the statement correct at the beginning of this rant then sorry nurse but get your head out of the sand and move on (it will be the USA that loses out in the end).

    We will defiantly not wait more than 6 months and I have said too Ann we need to make up our minds in 4 months time where we go or if we stay in the UK.

    Ann will probably tell me off for interfering but I thank you ladies for reading my rant and would love to hear your comments.

    (Fed up waiting for the USA)
    Andy
    The US is not that short of nurses. They wish to focus on training nurses here. Intil a couple of years ago when the Schedule A came into effect, there was not a speedy way to get a visa to the US, there were temporary work visas that were a nighmare for all around.

    There are many that wish to work in the US and are willing to wait to get here.

    Canada does not accept any of the documentation or exams that are done for the US, they have their own licensing process. Canada also has cold weather in the winter.

    I expect something to open up this summer, but cannot tell you when.

    When was her priority date in 2006, and does she have a completed file now? Or where in the process is she? This is something that should be taken up with the agency that she is with. If early 2006, she should have been in the US already.
  8. by   ann h
    Hello Suzanne
    Dont know date but she was file complete I think late Oct or Erl Nov.

    This rummoor about something happening is what has made us wait a while but we are fed of living in expensive and not great rented accomadation so we will decide in a few months.

    Canada is cold but at least our FL home is just 3 hours away and I have been offerd work and visas in 3 months for Canada.

    Where do you get your info you are very good.
    Andy:smiletea2:
  9. by   ann h
    I'm home.
    What has my husband been doing but i think he feels a bit better for having a chat to you.

    priority date feb 2006
    Case comlete aug 2006
    agecny say 6-12 months before we might hope to get over to FL

    We are off to FL on Thursday fro 2 weeks, I bet he will not want to go to Canada after being in our lovely villa.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ann h
    I'm home.
    What has my husband been doing but i think he feels a bit better for having a chat to you.

    priority date feb 2006
    Case comlete aug 2006
    agecny say 6-12 months before we might hope to get over to FL

    We are off to FL on Thursday fro 2 weeks, I bet he will not want to go to Canada after being in our lovely villa.
    Nice to see hubby taking an interest, hope it helped him. Have a nice holiday :spin:
  11. by   miss_cy
    Quote from Rep
    Retrogression for EB3 visas has occured before 2000 and then EB3 became current until January 2005 where visas for EB3 were exhausted. By May 2005, Bush signed a law that recaptured 50,000 visas for Schedule A which is a category under EB3. Retrogression is looming again because alot of that 50,000 visas were used already. We just hope that the US congress will pass measure on this. From my own standpoint, nothing can be done for now because it is election time here in the US and we will just have to wait for the next congress to act on it.

    As for now, nobody is lobbying at the congress for additional visas and if there is no lobbying congress won't think its an issue. Remember that in 2005, there was lobbying made by the American Hospital Association that is why the retrogression lasted only for 5 months.
    hold a second....honestly, i have no idea what "retrogression" is until i sign up and read ur forums here in allnurse...well i dnt have any of those international exams but will take it "again" this year but can u lease tell me if wat i understand is ryt about this retrogression thingy??? is it a bill or a law in the us for nurses that has something to do with witholding us from going and working to america even we have passed nclex-rn,ielts and have that VSC?? oh my..please clear my mind fellas. im so blank about this but i feel like this is really imporatant for an RN to know..thanks...please..explain to me briefly wat does retrogression do to us nurses who r planning to work in america? and things i need to know about it..please inform me. tnx
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from 2b_usrn
    hold a second....honestly, i have no idea what "retrogression" is until i sign up and read ur forums here in allnurse...well i dnt have any of those international exams but will take it "again" this year but can u lease tell me if wat i understand is ryt about this retrogression thingy??? is it a bill or a law in the us for nurses that has something to do with witholding us from going and working to america even we have passed nclex-rn,ielts and have that VSC?? oh my..please clear my mind fellas. im so blank about this but i feel like this is really imporatant for an RN to know..thanks...please..explain to me briefly wat does retrogression do to us nurses who r planning to work in america? and things i need to know about it..please inform me. tnx
    basically nurses where expediated with immigration and greencard, demand outstrips visas allocated and currently there are no visas left for nurses to be fast tracked. Currently we are E2/E3 which according to visa dates are currently processing I think it is 2002. Hopefully things will start moving for nurses once they decide to sort them out and decide on how they are going to allocate. Until then nurses have to wait for a visa which may take years. Whilst waiting the best you can do is pass all relevant exams and find employer and begin process which outside of the US is up to packet 3 which means once visas are found you are just waiting for medical and interview . If in the US currently there is nothing apart from processing I10 which is immigrant intent, if you are visiting on a visitor visa this will be difficult as you cannot change status and will have to leave once your visa date is up.
  13. by   miss_cy
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    basically nurses where expediated with immigration and greencard, demand outstrips visas allocated and currently there are no visas left for nurses to be fast tracked. Currently we are E2/E3 which according to visa dates are currently processing I think it is 2002. Hopefully things will start moving for nurses once they decide to sort them out and decide on how they are going to allocate. Until then nurses have to wait for a visa which may take years. Whilst waiting the best you can do is pass all relevant exams and find employer and begin process which outside of the US is up to packet 3 which means once visas are found you are just waiting for medical and interview . If in the US currently there is nothing apart from processing I10 which is immigrant intent, if you are visiting on a visitor visa this will be difficult as you cannot change status and will have to leave once your visa date is up.
    thanks. thanks alot silver..so does that mean, even i get the chance to get a tourist visa for the us and leave by this year and say from there il take the nclex and wen passed it, i cant get a job or apply for a job and stay there for good?...

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