November Visa Bulletin -OUT!

  1. http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_3827.html
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  3. by   suzanne4
    And nothing is current for those that are under the EB-3 category, just as expected.

    Thanks for posting this. Also vert interesting that is came out this early, about ten days earlier than usual. Probably sent out to answer all of the calls and e-mails that they have been getting.
  4. by   Nuieve
    Can someone explain how to read this bulletin? There are 4 tables with abbreviations that are not clearly explained, and the connection between them is also hard to figure out. Which of these tables and which line/abbeviation is related to nurses? One table mentions 2002, another says "Current" etc...

    I also wonder (the question I never got an answer for), are all countries equally affected by retrogression? Is there any way to find out how long is the queve for my particular country, or is it the same for all countries?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Nuieve
    Can someone explain how to read this bulletin? There are 4 tables with abbreviations that are not clearly explained, and the connection between them is also hard to figure out. Which of these tables and which line/abbeviation is related to nurses? One table mentions 2002, another says "Current" etc...

    I also wonder (the question I never got an answer for), are all countries equally affected by retrogression? Is there any way to find out how long is the queve for my particular country, or is it the same for all countries?
    All nurses are affected and to read the bulletin at the moment all nurses come under EB3 so that is what you look at and then if from the Philippines then you look under the heading Philippines and it will tell you what they are currently processing which at the moment is Aug 02. If not from one of the countries mentioned in the heading then you come under the heading rest of the world. It does not show each individual country if not mentioned in the heading
  6. by   english_nurse
    hasnt it changed at all???????????

    this is really getting me down now
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Nuieve
    Can someone explain how to read this bulletin? There are 4 tables with abbreviations that are not clearly explained, and the connection between them is also hard to figure out. Which of these tables and which line/abbeviation is related to nurses? One table mentions 2002, another says "Current" etc...

    I also wonder (the question I never got an answer for), are all countries equally affected by retrogression? Is there any way to find out how long is the queve for my particular country, or is it the same for all countries?
    You are under the EB-3, which is the third level under the employer-sponsored petition. Right now, all are affected by the retrogression, and continue to be since October 31 of last year.

    There is mention of what they are doing with the AOS petitions in the beginning of that Bulletin, and essentially states that there are no visas available currently for anyone.
  8. by   Nuieve
    When there was a Schedule A visas, under which category were they listed?
  9. by   RN4US
    Schedule A had a separate list in the table to show its availability but it actually is under EB3.
  10. by   dave787
    well lets continue praying wh knows a miracle will come they willl give another visa for NURSES only.
  11. by   Billy Shears
    Why does the horizon always look so far away?
  12. by   suzanne4
    There is no Schedule A and there has not been one since the February Bulletin came out in January of this year.

    All RNs are included under the EB-3 category, the Schedule A was just a sub-category of that in the past.

    Do not expect the Schedule A to reappear.
  13. by   RN4US
    Quote from Billy Shears
    Why does the horizon always look so far away?
    After passing NCLEX, I thought everything was going to be fast. Current situation proved me wrong. There are no visas available and it could take years before I can set foot in the US.

    For now, I am looking for other opportunities abroad. It seems that US doesn't really need foreign nurses. The focus is on hiring more faculty, improving workplace condition, attracting more US nurses to come back into the profession, and increase the number of US nursing graduates every year.

    I am thinking of going to Australia. I have been to Melbourne once and it was really a very nice place.
  14. by   lawrence01
    Quote from RN4US
    After passing NCLEX, I thought everything was going to be fast. Current situation proved me wrong. There are no visas available and it could take years before I can set foot in the US.

    For now, I am looking for other opportunities abroad. It seems that US doesn't really need foreign nurses. The focus is on hiring more faculty, improving workplace condition, attracting more US nurses to come back into the profession, and increase the number of US nursing graduates every year.

    I am thinking of going to Australia. I have been to Melbourne once and it was really a very nice place.
    If you haven't started the immigration process yet, I'd say go ahead while you still have a choice.

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