Visa Bulletin - page 8

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  1. by   english_nurse
    Quote from sweet_nurse
    a big sigh!!! visa bulletin this july is only for two months of happiness to all of us guys.
    why 2 months? what have i missed?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Actually no. The Visa Bulletin is only current for the month that is listed for. These new dates do not go into effect until July 1st. They are not in effect now.

    And those listing are only current for the month of July. There is nothing out about August, or anything later. So in effect, the retrogression for nurses is not officially over. There are still only a limited number of visas that come out per year, it is not open ended for all that wish to come. And many that are in the US under other visas, such as the H1-B, are also under this same category for the green card.

    Please do not expect this to go on and on and remain current. This is just an open space for immigration services to clear up petitions that have been pending for sometime.
  3. by   rkm
    Quote from suzanne4
    actually no. the visa bulletin is only current for the month that is listed for. these new dates do not go into effect until july 1st. they are not in effect now.

    and those listing are only current for the month of july. there is nothing out about august, or anything later. so in effect, the retrogression for nurses is not officially over. there are still only a limited number of visas that come out per year, it is not open ended for all that wish to come. and many that are in the us under other visas, such as the h1-b, are also under this same category for the green card.

    please do not expect this to go on and on and remain current. this is just an open space for immigration services to clear up petitions that have been pending for sometime.

    the eb3 is not for nurses only, and thousands (a virtual deluge of eager new applicants) are waiting, and filing. there is no reason to be happy. very, very few nurses are going to make it, desperately praying, hoping and fiercely competing against each other for a very, very few precious us visas. better look at other countries for opportunities. this very temporary event is best seen in a realistic view, nothing more so better to just forget it and move on with your lives as nurses.

    "if you can wait, and not be tired by waiting...." kipling, if
  4. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from lawrence01
    Congrats!!! We're proud of you, bro. That was fast.
    thanks lawrence and blabber.....
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    It means "visa numbers" are available to all applicants, even for Change of Status.
    They are not currently available, the new dates in the July Bulletin do not go into effect until July 1st. They are not in effect now.

    And it will only be effective for those that are already in the US and meet the requirements of being here 90 days or more for most countries to even have a chance of getting one of these. Anyone that is going to come over to the US next week is not going to have a chance at getting one of these. They are still not unlimited and the other requirements still need to be met. It is truly only those that are in the US under the H-4 status and have an employer lined up, or even those that have the OPT. Those that came here on the tourist visa, it is going to be almost impossible to meet the requirements in a timely fashion.

    Dates in the Bulletin are only in effect for one month, and when they are gone if earlier, they are gone.
  6. by   jonRNMD
    according to the revised july 2007 visa bulletin, 60,000 employment based visas were issued for the month of June. i could not understand this because DOS released the old July 2007 visa bulletin indicating a "current" status mid June then 2 weeks later,revising the VB to unavailable.... theoreticaly, it means around 60,000 EB visas were used up in the last 2 weeks of june

    i was planning to buy a condo and open up a small business while maintaining my current work as a RN in case my wife and I got lucky....but without a greencard, we have to put everything on hold again....i would not risk money until our greencard is approved

    the only possible way to end retrogression is for a bridge legislation just like what happened in 2005 when 50,000 sched A visas were allocated for RN's and PT's.....

    oh well, life has to go on.....let us not lose hope but instead focus on what truly matters: our loved ones: our parents, spouse and children
    :heartbeat
    Last edit by jonRNMD on Jul 3, '07
  7. by   suzanne4
    These are just like bridge visas that were available back then for the 50,000 visas; only now there are 140,000 but for all of those under the EB-3 status. These are recapped visas that are being used, exactly like what was used under the Schedule A, but that no longer exists.

    Since you are already under the EAD, what have you gotten approved on? The I-485 and the I-140, both approved? If so, then you have a possibility of getting one of these visas. They have been trying to clear out those that have had visas pending before the retrogression started.

    I would hold onto your dreams, it is not out of the question at this point in time. Please keep me posted.
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from jonRNMD
    according to the revised july 2007 visa bulletin, 60,000 employment based visas were issued for the month of June. i could not understand this because DOS released the old July 2007 visa bulletin indicating a "current" status mid June then 2 weeks later,revising the VB to unavailable.... theoreticaly, it means around 60,000 EB visas were used up in the last 2 weeks of june

    i was planning to buy a condo and open up a small business while maintaining my current work as a RN in case my wife and I got lucky....but without a greencard, we have to put everything on hold again....i would not risk money until our greencard is approved

    the only possible way to end retrogression is for a bridge legislation just like what happened in 2005 when 50,000 sched A visas were allocated for RN's and PT's.....

    oh well, life has to go on.....let us not lose hope but instead focus on what truly matters: our loved ones: our parents, spouse and children
    :heartbeat
    You maybe one of those that were included on that unprecedented sudden splurge of 60,000 visas for June. That was done after all to clear the backlogs. Good luck. :spin:
  9. by   RGN1
    For the rest of us the visas have run out already. They say there will be more in the October bulletin under the 2008 allocation (if I understood it correctly) but who these will be for I don't know. Except it won't be schedule "A" unless that's brought back again.

    We really have to hope that they re-instate schedule "A". It seems that for most of us that will be the only way of getting over within a sensible time frame.

    Boy is Canada looking tempting right now!! :-)
  10. by   jonRNMD
    the last june 2007 visa bulletin had a cut-off priority date of June 2005......mine is August 2006 so the way i understand is that USCIS will only process until that cut-off date.....my I-140 was approved september 2006 but my I-485 is still pending

    yes Suzanne, i will never let go of my dreams....I can clearly see now why the US is called the Land of Opportunity.....
    here in the US, there is absolutely no excuse to live in poverty.....

    Quote from suzanne4
    Since you are already under the EAD, what have you gotten approved on? The I-485 and the I-140, both approved? If so, then you have a possibility of getting one of these visas.

    I would hold onto your dreams, it is not out of the question at this point in time. Please keep me posted.
  11. by   jonRNMD
    thanks Lawrence. Hopefully but i highly doubt it at this point....

    Quote from lawrence01
    You maybe one of those that were included on that unprecedented sudden splurge of 60,000 visas for June. That was done after all to clear the backlogs. Good luck. :spin:
  12. by   karolina
    jonRNMD,
    i read your post and i have similar case filed last september 2006 from NY. what happned with your 1-485? is it processed or pending.?:trout:
    I just renewed my work permit.
    thanks
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jonRNMD
    the last june 2007 visa bulletin had a cut-off priority date of June 2005......mine is August 2006 so the way i understand is that USCIS will only process until that cut-off date.....my I-140 was approved september 2006 but my I-485 is still pending

    yes Suzanne, i will never let go of my dreams....I can clearly see now why the US is called the Land of Opportunity.....
    here in the US, there is absolutely no excuse to live in poverty.....
    Remember what I have always stated, the PD dates listed are not written in stone. And since you already had approval of the I-140 and have had your I-485 just pending; you do not know for sure that they have not reserved a visa number for you at this point. That you already had the approval on the I-140 is actually in your favor over just the PD dates. There are those with PD dates before yours that never have received approval on that.

    We have seen those get approvals in the past, when their PD dates were much more current.

    Keep your toes and fingers crossed. And keep me posted on everything. DEAL?

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