At Last!!! We Have Our Visas!!!! - page 5

:balloons: :balloons: :hatparty: To all of you here, I want to share you my happiness that we just received our immigrant visas early this morning ( Saturday here in the Philippines). We had our... Read More

  1. by   Rep
    Quote from neri
    good for you, pal.
    Thanks.
  2. by   gracediwa
    Rep,

    Congrats!! I am just curious.. you said you're waiting for your interim permit? If I am correct that would mean you haven't taken your NCLEX yet. How were you able to get an immigrant visa without passing the exam first? I mean, maybe you can share with us the agency/employer you were in. IS that a direct hiring agency? What's the catch? So far I haven't encountered one who has been given an immigrant visa prior to passing the NCLEX. Or did I miss something? Did you apply for an immigrant visa or somebody did it for you as part of the benefits?
  3. by   annasol06
    Congrats!!!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gracediwa
    Rep,

    Congrats!! I am just curious.. you said you're waiting for your interim permit? If I am correct that would mean you haven't taken your NCLEX yet. How were you able to get an immigrant visa without passing the exam first? I mean, maybe you can share with us the agency/employer you were in. IS that a direct hiring agency? What's the catch? So far I haven't encountered one who has been given an immigrant visa prior to passing the NCLEX. Or did I miss something? Did you apply for an immigrant visa or somebody did it for you as part of the benefits?
    Immigrant visa requires that you pass either CGFNS exam, or the NCLEX exam, you do not need to have the NCLEX passed for a green card.

    You cannot apply for a green card on your own, it needs to be done by an employer, as it is a an employment based visa.

    Please read the sticky at the top of the page on Agencies and Contracts.
  5. by   gracediwa
    Quote from Rep
    AS for us, we went to St Lukes's in the afternoon. I plan to leave this February but my agent wants me there by January. My Letter of Elibility and the Authorization for Interim Permit arrived yesterday. I will be working in Mountain View, California.
    This is what I was asking about? Mr. Rep clearly stated that he just received his letter of eligibility and ATT. And I believe that would mean he hasn't taken the NCLEX yet.

    OH! I get it.. he probably took CGFNS. Did you, Rep? I thought kse that you need both exams to be able to be granted immigrant visa. Thanks for the clarification.
  6. by   suzanne4
    He has only taken the CGFNS exam, as well as the series of English exams. CGFNS is not a required exam for immigration.
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from gracediwa
    Rep,

    Congrats!! I am just curious.. you said you're waiting for your interim permit? If I am correct that would mean you haven't taken your NCLEX yet. How were you able to get an immigrant visa without passing the exam first? I mean, maybe you can share with us the agency/employer you were in. IS that a direct hiring agency? What's the catch? So far I haven't encountered one who has been given an immigrant visa prior to passing the NCLEX. Or did I miss something? Did you apply for an immigrant visa or somebody did it for you as part of the benefits?
    Thanks.

    To start with, somebody is kind enough to help me with the expenses which I am going to pay them in a period of three years.

    They have searched and look for a facility who petitioned me, the facility did not spent any single dollar for me except when they notarized the job offer. Everything were done by this outfit.

    I have my CGFNS certificate and that was used for the I-140 petition. since California allows foreign nurses to have temporary license while working. So I applied for an interim permit which I will used for six months prior to taking the NCLEX. I have my letter of eligility to take the NCLEX and I will apply for ATT once I get there.

    Also, one doesn't not need to pass the NCLEX for an immgrant visa to be issued. As long you have the complete documents at hand on the interview, the consul will issue the visas to you.

    As for the outfit or group of individuals who helped me, they stop sponsoring other nurses for the simple fact that some of those who applied to them just took advantages of their kindness. They spent everything for the nurses and some of those just went to other agencies once they passed the exams. The outfit can not run after those erring nursees because they did not required us to signed a contract with them. Their main purpose was to help nurses by sponsoring their exams, visa processes and look for petitioners and in return just pay them the total cost plus a few interest. Very Sad.

    With this set up, the facility has offered a salary much higher than what I have heard from nurses who passed through agencies although directly hired by the facilities.

    The rest of your concerns have been filled up by Suzanne.
  8. by   Rep
    Quote from annasol
    Congrats!!!
    Thanks.
  9. by   carvanaragon
    congrats rep. dont forget to bring a lot of scrubs when you come here. you will be saving a lot while you are starting. i am so happy for you and your family.
  10. by   Rep
    Quote from carvanaragon
    congrats rep. dont forget to bring a lot of scrubs when you come here. you will be saving a lot while you are starting. i am so happy for you and your family.
    Thank you. Thanks for the advice regarding the scrubs. You have any idea where I can buy here in the Manila?
  11. by   philrn
    Quote from Rep
    Thank you. Thanks for the advice regarding the scrubs. You have any idea where I can buy here in the Manila?
    Try to go to Bambang, the scrub suits are very cheap.
  12. by   Rep
    Quote from philrn
    Try to go to Bambang, the scrub suits are very cheap.
    Since I am from Zamboanga, I do not know where Bambang is in Manila, do you know? Thanks.
    Last edit by Rep on Dec 24, '05
  13. by   Rep
    Quote from philrn
    Try to go to Bambang, the scrub suits are very cheap.
    Thanks.

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