Is civil status an issue? - page 2

hi everybody....i'm so glad to join this community...its a good way of communicating with nurses across the globe.... I'm from the Philippines and just passed the local board exam this June...I was... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Remember that there was a retrogression on at that time as well, there were more applications waiting to be processed during that time.

    Nothing to worry about.
  2. by   sty16
    I'm very glad that hael171972 contributed a thread regarding this topic....for us Filipino women having an intact family is very important....i want to congratulate you... for your dreams of working in US as a nurse with the privilege of bringing you're family with you are coming to terms right now...but I have learned from an agency yesterday that the new process for immigrant nurses that have dependents is that they will fly ahead to US without their family, then process the papers of her dependents on her own when she arrived to US.....is this true? i'm just concerned...
    Last edit by sty16 on Oct 8, '05
  3. by   jonRNMD
    my friend who graduated from a US nursing college (on student visa) is planning for AOS after she graduates, her husband on the other hand wants to go to the US via tourist visa. would her husband also get the greencard at the same time together with his wife?
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from sty16
    I'm very glad that hael171972 contributed a thread regarding this topic....for us Filipino women having an intact family is very important....i want to congratulate you... for you're dreams of working in US as a nurse with the privilege of bringing you're family with you are coming to terms right now...but I have learned from an agency yesterday that the new process for immigrant nurses that have dependents is that they will fly ahead to US without their family, then process the papers of her dependents on her own when she arrived to US.....is this true? i'm just concerned...
    Run fast from that agency.That is not something new, only the agency not wanting to deal with it.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Applications for dependents are submitted at the same time as the nurse, they will be dependents on the nurse's visa application.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Your friend will get the green card the same time as his wife, provided that he is included as her dependent on her application.
  7. by   jonRNMD
    thanks suzanne.....by the way, are parents classified as dependents too?
  8. by   hael171972
    thanks for all the replies and encouragement...i feel better now
    i'm just wondering, how come there are fast approval and delayed approval if you have same agency, lawyer or petitioner?
    i've been emailing the representative of my petitioner and she's not replying! no news or even information about whats happening on my case! i am now just relying on the web news and to allnurses. thank you for being there during this "moments" .......

    REP, when r u going to be on ym?

    by the way, where's Dhel? in US na?
    out of topic----are there any other ways of paying CA-BRN aside from bank draft from PNB ( i think i have to open a dollar account for them to give me bank draft just like paying for cgfns...)??? i went to their website and theres no form in paying for credit card, im planning to send my application to my cousin who's in the US..she'll be the one to pay in my behalf. how is she going to that?

    THANKS again...
  9. by   suzanne4
    You should not need to have a bank account to get a bank draft in US funds.

    Your cousin can purchase a money order just about anywhere, even at Wal-Mart, they are just $0.24 for each one.

    Time frame also depends on when your agency submits documents, etc. to the attorney. As welll as how fast the attorney works. Ying is using one attorney in LA and everything has been procesed and submitted quite rapidly, another one of my students is going thru another attorney, and she will not be able to work for another 10 weeks or so, Ying should have her papers in just a few more weeks.
  10. by   Rep
    Quote from hael171972
    thanks for all the replies and encouragement...i feel better now
    i'm just wondering, how come there are fast approval and delayed approval if you have same agency, lawyer or petitioner?
    i've been emailing the representative of my petitioner and she's not replying! no news or even information about whats happening on my case! i am now just relying on the web news and to allnurses. thank you for being there during this "moments" .......

    REP, when r u going to be on ym?

    by the way, where's Dhel? in US na?
    out of topic----are there any other ways of paying CA-BRN aside from bank draft from PNB ( i think i have to open a dollar account for them to give me bank draft just like paying for cgfns...)??? i went to their website and theres no form in paying for credit card, im planning to send my application to my cousin who's in the US..she'll be the one to pay in my behalf. how is she going to that?

    THANKS again...
    You can try BPI, they don't require you to open a dollar account.
  11. by   Rep
    Quote from sty16
    I'm very glad that hael171972 contributed a thread regarding this topic....for us Filipino women having an intact family is very important....i want to congratulate you... for you're dreams of working in US as a nurse with the privilege of bringing you're family with you are coming to terms right now...but I have learned from an agency yesterday that the new process for immigrant nurses that have dependents is that they will fly ahead to US without their family, then process the papers of her dependents on her own when she arrived to US.....is this true? i'm just concerned...

    Sty16,

    I think the agency is not a family-friendly outfit. Yes, you can go ahead of your family and file for their visas later but it will take a year or two before you can petition them. What if there is a retrogresion again then you will not be seeing them for a long time except on vacations.

    This is a type of process wherein on your DS-230 forms you will answer a portioned there where it asks " Name of Family members who will follow you later." I think it falls to Question number 21a or 21b. The other asks "Family members who will follow you right now."

    This process is tedious because it involves a lot of paperworks.

    Look for an agency that advises you to include your family members to file their visas together although they won't be sponsoring the visa fees. But I think there are several agencies now who even shoulder the visa fees of family members but their are in the minority.

    Good luck!!!

    Ray
  12. by   sty16
    Thanks suzanne and rep for the info...its good that these issues bugging me are getting clearer to my mind...thanks for advising me immediately before I could commit to that agency....now I know that you should be meticulous in choosing your agency...not to believe everything they say....you should seek and consult first for some advices from the ones that are reliable and experienced just like here in allnurses.com...thanks to you guys....hope you'll continue to answer all our questions.....and I'm so glad many are contributing regarding this matter...for us married nurses with dependents who plans of working to US...this would help us clear our mind....and would inspire us to pursue our goals and dreams.....
  13. by   suzanne4
    Please, never sign a contract if you do not like something in it. If it is not is writing then it doesn't exist, and may not be honored. If you read all of the posts here, there are many discussing families required to be at the Embassy interview because the family members are included. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.:angel2:

    Unfortunately, there are many rumors floating around Manila that simply are not true.

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