packet 3 and retrogression for nurses - page 2

hello everyone..hope anyone would answer my question regarding retrogression and packet 3. we all knew that there is a retrogression and the cut off date was on october 1 2005. my priority date was... Read More

  1. by   sweet_nurse
    MACHU_PICHU THANK U VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF UR REPLIES!!! Hopefully will be in LA nxt year if the bill was passed..hahaha..Im on to the final step for GC im waiting for my interview sched but suddenly as i told u before im one of those nurses who are affected by retrogression..hehehe..I passed my cg and ielts last year and got my visa screen certificate already. I thought u were there in CT as a tourist. I will try the site that u gave to me..thanks for that :wink2: . Hope i could make it in nclex. Pray for me ayt!?


    Take care and God Bless:angel2:

    sweet_nurse
  2. by   suzanne4
    The only thing the same for nurses going thru consular process and AOS route is the I-140, all other docuements are different.

    For CP processing, the I-140 gets submitted and then once approved, there is a bill submitted for the visa. Once paid, then the DS-230 gets sent and needs to be submitted and approved. Once that is approved, then the wait for the interview and medical exam.

    Adn time frame for the AOS is based on when the documents are submitted.........and where. And how prompt your attorney is with getting the documents completed the first time correctly.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Nov 11, '06
  3. by   machu_pichuRN
    To: Suzanne4, Thank you for your insights. I really learned a lot through this forum.

    To: Sweet Nurse, you are welcome. Again, good luck and reach your American Dream, soon.

    From: machu_pichu
  4. by   Hi_r_ed as RN
    Hi ,
    I saw your comments and just cant understand whats happening with my application.
    My situation is very similar to yours.I was an F1 student,have never been out of status.
    My I-140,I-485,I-765 and AP documents were all filed on June 13, 06.
    My reciepts were dated June 16,06.
    Had my biometrics on June 28,06.
    Got approval for I-140 on July 5,06.
    AP approved on July 15,06
    EAD recieved on July 21,06
    To date all I'm seeing on my case is that I will be advised as soon as a decision is made.
    Does this mean that retrogression has affected my case.Is it lost in the backlog?
    As far as i know they have all the documentation needed.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from dcwalk01
    Hi ,
    I saw your comments and just cant understand whats happening with my application.
    My situation is very similar to yours.I was an F1 student,have never been out of status.
    My I-140,I-485,I-765 and AP documents were all filed on June 13, 06.
    My reciepts were dated June 16,06.
    Had my biometrics on June 28,06.
    Got approval for I-140 on July 5,06.
    AP approved on July 15,06
    EAD recieved on July 21,06
    To date all I'm seeing on my case is that I will be advised as soon as a decision is made.
    Does this mean that retrogression has affected my case.Is it lost in the backlog?
    As far as i know they have all the documentation needed.
    They are reviewing something in your file..............could be something else was needed, have you spoken to your attorney that handled your petition yet? I would suggest that before anything else. And find out what they know and perhaps did not inform you of.
  6. by   machu_pichuRN
    Quote from dcwalk01:
    “Hi ,
    I saw your comments and just cant understand whats happening with my application.
    My situation is very similar to yours.I was an F1 student,have never been out of status.
    My I-140,I-485,I-765 and AP documents were all filed on June 13, 06.
    My reciepts were dated June 16,06.
    Had my biometrics on June 28,06.
    Got approval for I-140 on July 5,06.
    AP approved on July 15,06
    EAD recieved on July 21,06
    To date all I'm seeing on my case is that I will be advised as soon as a decision is made.
    Does this mean that retrogression has affected my case.Is it lost in the backlog?
    As far as i know they have all the documentation needed.”


    Quote from suzanne4:

    “They are reviewing something in your file..............could be something else was needed, have you spoken to your attorney that handled your petition yet? I would suggest that before anything else. And find out what they know and perhaps did not inform you of.”

    machu_pichu’s reply:

    Hi dcwalk01,

    Suzanne4 is correct. You must contact your atty. who handled your case. There might be an RFE (request for evidence) or whatsoever. If there’s none at all, then I think you are all set and you have just to wait until your I-485 is finally adjudicated. If my case was adjudicated earlier than yours, please understand that the timing will not necessarily be the same for your case as every examiner at USCIS works on a different timeline. My petition was filed with NSC but was adjudicated by TSC. Which service center is working on your case? Take note that as of Oct 30/06, USCIS services centers were processing cases with receipt notice date as follows:

    I-485 NSC Mar 17/06
    I-485 TSC May 2/06
    I-485 VSC Aug 08/2005
    I-485 CSC May 02/06

    If my receipt notice date was Sep 5/06, and USCIS website indicates that TSC is still processing cases with notice receipt date of May 2/06 – then I really don’t know how the system works (e.g., one of my batchmates has already hers; the other two have everything approved except the GC; note: we have the same hospital employer, the same law firm; the same date of launching application).

    However, if your service center is already processing cases after “June 16, 2006” notice receipt date, then I should start to worry (and I should contact again my atty). Meanwhile…enjoy the benefits of your EAD and AP. If your EAD is expiring and you don’t have your GC yet, just apply for an EAD extension (that’s the regulation when you have a pending I-485). BTW, you were not affected with the retrogression - in fact, you were too early for the cut-off date.

    machu_pichu
    Last edit by machu_pichuRN on Nov 13, '06
  7. by   Hi_r_ed as RN
    Hey Machu_pichu,
    Thanks for your response.
    My service center is Texas.I know they are processing reciepts dated in May,06.
    Anyway the unknown is killing me
  8. by   machu_pichuRN
    Quote from dcwalk01
    Hey Machu_pichu,
    Thanks for your response.
    My service center is Texas.I know they are processing reciepts dated in May,06.
    Anyway the unknown is killing me

    Hi dcwalk01:

    Can't blame you of the "fear of the unknown", and I sincerely symphatize your predicament. Whoever you are (doesn't matter anyway), I'll include you in my prayers. Nice meeting you through this forum.

    machu_pichu
  9. by   damuh_yuzah
    hello, i'm new here. i just need some clarification. i recently obtained my visascreen certificate but my recruiter keeps telling me that i need to wait for the new visas to be approved by congress before i can start processing mine. is this true or could i already start pocket 1 if there is an employer willing to hire me??? thanks!!!
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from damuh_yuzah
    hello, i'm new here. i just need some clarification. i recently obtained my visascreen certificate but my recruiter keeps telling me that i need to wait for the new visas to be approved by congress before i can start processing mine. is this true or could i already start pocket 1 if there is an employer willing to hire me??? thanks!!!
    there is no reason why you can't start the process with an employer now but you will only get as far as Packet 3 until more visas are made available
  11. by   damuh_yuzah
    to silverdragon, tnx 4 the reply.
  12. by   paul_david_hewson
    All we have to do is wait for the Congress to pass a bill that will alleviate the issue of numerical limits for nurses.
  13. by   damuh_yuzah
    thanks for the reply. i'm just concerned with a couple of issues. first, if i do look for another recruiter, can my current recruiter file a case against me? i have not given him any original documents, only photocopies. i did however sign a contract with him stating that he can officially represent me with regards to finding an employer. i have yet to sign any official documents with regards to an employer. i'd also like to ask as to what should i do with regards to my NCLEX. i passed my NCLEX in the state of california, it's requiring me to provide a social security number. how do i obtain one and what should i do when it expires? the BON has given me three years to provide one, will my NCLEX be nullified when i fail to provide a SSN?could you also give me pointers on how to find recruitment agencies which i could trust. what should i look for and what questions should i be asking? thank you.

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