Quote from UK-RN2409
Thanks anna and augigi for replying. i am a Filipino and has only been here in the UK sice 2002. A couple of aencies advised me to get a tourist visa and apply directly when i get to the US.Other agencies said it is best to wait for the green card but there might be delays due to retrogression. i have started processing my application for visa screen hoping i can get things moving. shall i go for an agency or look for a hospital to petition me? And if i apply for a tourist visa and i have joined an agency at the same time, would i be denied of the tourist visa in view of my application for green card? please help me. thanks
Sorry, but those wonderful agencies are giving you horrible
information. You are under the retrogression, and that will be in effect for longer than the time on the tourist visa, and if you do nto already have a tourist visa for the US, you will find it hard to get.
Have you completed the English exams? You will need to do that as well.
As far as the tourist visa, you are going to find it hard, period. You must be able to show the reason that you wish to go to the US, and that you have a job still in the UK, etc., waiting for you. It is actually in violation of US immigration law to come to the US with the sole purpose of getting a job and staying when on the tourist visa.