EB 3 Visa times? - page 2

Hi all, A quick question on the EB3 visa the only visa currently available for nurses in the usa at the moment I am born in the uk and heard talk at the start of retrogression that EB3 visas are... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    It is not a point of being stranded. There still is not going to be a visa for everyone that wants one. The US has never had an open door policy. Nurses have been fast-tracked for the past few years but the reason for the retrogression is that the number of applicants far exceeded the number of visas.

    The US is not going to be taking all that are waiting to come here. Just is not going to happen.

    In other professions, most wait five years or longer for the green card. The US is not required to take everyone that wishes to come here. We have other immigration issues here right now that have been taking much time and they still need to be addressed. Please take the time to do some reading here, there is much that you are not aware of.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jun 11, '07
  2. by   rkm
    Quote from suzanne4
    it is not a point of being stranded. there still is not going to be a visa for everyone that wants one. the us has never had an open door policy. nurses have been fast-tracked for the past few years but the reason for the retrogression is that the number of applicants far exceeded the number of visas.

    the us is not going to be taking all that are waiting to come here. just is not going to happen.
    in other professions, most wait five years or longer for the green card. the us is not required to take everyone that wishes to come here. we have other immigration issues here right now that have been taking much time and they still need to be addressed. please take the time to do some reading here, there is much that you are not aware of.
    no matter how much anxiety many will pour into their desire to get to the usa, it is a reality of the system that not all who wish to come to the usa will get their wish. life is difficult. that's the truth of the matter. no amount of fretting will change something that is mostly beyond our control.

    "god grant us the serenity......"
  3. by   suzanne4
    There are other countries in the world where you can work. The issue at hand is that your system is broken, but that does not mean that every country needs to take all of the nurses from your country that wish to leave.

    For many years, your country has always trained more nurses than they needed with the idea that some would go out of the country to work, and then send money home to their family members. But this has gotten out of hand, they are trainign a ridiculous number now, and many with no chance of getting a job in your country, or even getting proper training to begin with. So perhaps many of you should get together and try to fix things there.

    You have three review centers that were at the center of the scandal last summer, and your govt is working on things, yet they are still open and collecting money and things go on as usual. That is where things need to change before anything else.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Now, back to topic please.
  5. by   suzanne4
    And just to throw this, since I think that many of you are not aware of this.

    Any person that is working in the US under the H1-B category or some of the other categories will be in the EB-3 slot when they get petitioned for the green card. And since the PD date has been moved for all of the categories, these people are in the US, and then can file for the AOS and that takes a visa away from the existing number of visas available and rather quickly. The July Visa Bulletin was not out by the time I went to bed last night, but do not expect to see any real changes in the dates. Even checked some blogs from immigration attorneys to get their take on this, and the same as mine. Expect the PD dates to move backwards again and soon. For those in the US waiting to file for the AOS in other professions, expect it to happen like it did with the H1-B open dates a couple of months ago.
  6. by   embarq
    Quote from suzanne4
    And just to throw this, since I think that many of you are not aware of this.

    Any person that is working in the US under the H1-B category or some of the other categories will be in the EB-3 slot when they get petitioned for the green card. And since the PD date has been moved for all of the categories, these people are in the US, and then can file for the AOS and that takes a visa away from the existing number of visas available and rather quickly. The July Visa Bulletin was not out by the time I went to bed last night, but do not expect to see any real changes in the dates. Even checked some blogs from immigration attorneys to get their take on this, and the same as mine. Expect the PD dates to move backwards again and soon. For those in the US waiting to file for the AOS in other professions, expect it to happen like it did with the H1-B open dates a couple of months ago.
    Suzanne,
    now you see that overnight miracles still happen. Retrofression is OVER, even is for two months still it will help most of us!!!! Good luck to all. Wow, what is a news!!!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Sorry, but there are still only limited visas available, all that are available are not going to nurses, there still is no Schedule A. And if you happened to observe what went on the day that they opened visas for the H1-B, they had more than 150,000 petitions submitted for that in just a day and they were gone. The green card for those with the EB-3 designation still has many that have been in the US and already have approval of their I-140 already and have just been waiting to submit the I485, etc.

    And this is expected to be temporary, so in fact, the retrogression is not officially over. Just an opening for a very limited time. And again, there are many, many here that are just in the process of getting their I-140 submitted at this time. There is no guarantee as to how far that their petitions will move, as well as how fast that their agencies will get things done. We saw what happened before, this will help those that are in the final stages, but anything more at this time, who knows? But I definitely would not sell my home or do anything else at this time expecting things to get done very quickly. Remember that even Manila has a three to four month back up for interviews at the US Embassy.
  8. by   letina
    Quote from suzanne4
    Manila has a three to four month back up for interviews at the US Embassy.
    Any idea what the back up is at the UK Embassy in London?
  9. by   suzanne4
    UK was six weeks out in the past, but since nurses have not been fast-tracked, not sure what it is. And remember that these dates do not go into effect until July 1st, so we will not know anything definite until around then.

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