Question about retrogression - page 3

Hi to everyone, I just joined this forum. Im from Manila.Id like to get some updates about the retrogression of nurses in USA. Is it possible to to apply for H1C Visa while in the process of... Read More

  1. by   dhel28
    Quote from kid80
    HAS YOUR FILE BEEN FORWARDED TO THE LOCAL EMBASST /DO U HAVE VISA SCREEN GOOD DAY
    Yes I have a visa screen already, but I think NVC will still forward my papers to the embassy...
  2. by   Rep
    If you are still here in the Philippines, then NVC will send your papers to the US Embassy here since you opted to go through consular processing.

    Quote from dhel28
    Yes I have a visa screen already, but I think NVC will still forward my papers to the embassy...
  3. by   dhel28
    Quote from Rep
    If you are still here in the Philippines, then NVC will send your papers to the US Embassy here since you opted to go through consular processing.
    Thanks, Rep.

    But my question is the 4-6 months period given to me by my agency realistic? My I-140 got approved last August 2004 and their lawyer forwarded my papers to NVC for consular processing. When I ask my agency last week, with the developments (lifting of retrogression) it's probable that it will take 4-6 months to get the visa.

    Any comments?
  4. by   madwife2002
    Can I ask why this has not affected UK nurses, ie the ones who were born and bred and trained in UK? Is it because so few UK nurses emigrate? So dont use up yearly requirement ie the green cards which are allocated to UK professionals. Just curious, and those who know me know I ask many questions
    Last edit by madwife2002 on May 23, '05 : Reason: spelling errors
  5. by   kid80
    [QUOTE=dhel28]Thanks, Rep.

    But my question is the 4-6 months period given to me by my agency realistic? My I-140 got approved last August 2004 and their lawyer forwarded my papers to NVC for consular processing. When I ask my agency last week, with the developments (lifting of retrogression) it's probable that it will take 4-6 months to get the visa.

    MANY RNS APPROVED IN SEPT 2004 FILES IN NEWDELHI EMBASSY BY MARSH 2005/VISA SCREEN ALL COMPLETE /PDS AUGUAST/JULY 2004 /wonder how much/difficult to say /but not too far good day
  6. by   himdale
    Quote from madwife2002
    Can I ask why this has not affected UK nurses, ie the ones who were born and bred and trained in UK? Is it because so few UK nurses emigrate? So dont use up yearly requirement ie the green cards which are allocated to UK professionals. Just curious, and those who know me know I ask many questions
    Madwife:

    Yes you are right. The reason why UK applicants (born and bred) were not affected is that they are not too many. Retrogression affects a country (Phil, India, China) because the demand for employment visas are high. There are too many applicants from these three countries.

    Dale...
  7. by   himdale
    Quote from dhel28
    Thanks, Rep.

    But my question is the 4-6 months period given to me by my agency realistic? My I-140 got approved last August 2004 and their lawyer forwarded my papers to NVC for consular processing. When I ask my agency last week, with the developments (lifting of retrogression) it's probable that it will take 4-6 months to get the visa.

    Any comments?
    Dhel:

    As of January 1, 2005 consular processing has officially stopped but reviewing a lot of cases from different forums reveals that consular processing was stopped as early as October 1, 2004 because I have read many forums wherein they had their approval but somehow got DELAYED. Like the approval papers were not sent to the NVC and it was lost along the way, or the processing of the NVC got too long when they sent it to the consulate it was already after January 2005 and EB3 category has already been retrogressed.

    If you would read other articles published by lawyers, they said that retrogression is lifted the day the BILL was signed into law. Although the DELAY EFFECT is on the DOS and CIS.

    The DOS has recently published a statement saying that there would be a supplemental visa bulletin that would separate Schedule A from the rest of EB3 for the June Visa Bulletin. When that time comes the Embassies or consulates from the PIC countries should give appointment dates for all Schedule A that was delayed by retrogression.

    The 4 to 6 months that your agency gave you FOR ME IS A VERY LONG TIME. I think your agency has given you a safe estimate on that matter. The overload of work is in the DOS and CIS...not on the consulates because they have shut down interviews last January 1, 2005 because of retrogression.

    They should be starting visa interviews or interview appointments around June 1, 2005. By law of averages for example the U.S. Embassy in Manila has issued 8,705 EB3 visas last fiscal year 2004 see http://philippines.usembassy.gov/wwwhr433.html

    if you would divide that by 12months the U.S. Embassy in Manila will be processing and approving an average of 725 visas per month that is only for EB3(EB1 and Eb2 were not inlcuded in the statement of the U.S. Embassy) . Now assume that kind of FAST PACE APPROVING WILL BE GIVEN ONLY TO Schedule A in conslular processing...don't you think that would be fast?

    Can all the 50,000 visas be exhausted fast? How long would it last?

    I will be writing an article about it...Expect it to be out very soon...

    DALE
    Last edit by himdale on May 23, '05
  8. by   dhel28
    Quote from himdale
    Dhel:

    As of January 1, 2005 consular processing has officially stopped but reviewing a lot of cases from different forums reveals that consular processing was stopped as early as October 1, 2004 because I have read many forums wherein they had their approval but somehow got DELAYED. Like the approval papers were not sent to the NVC and it was lost along the way, or the processing of the NVC got too long when they sent it to the consulate it was already after January 2005 and EB3 category has already been retrogressed.

    If you would read other articles published by lawyers, they said that retrogression is lifted the day the BILL was signed into law. Although the DELAY EFFECT is on the DOS and CIS.

    The DOS has recently published a statement saying that there would be a supplemental visa bulletin that would separate Schedule A from the rest of EB3 for the June Visa Bulletin. When that time comes the Embassies or consulates from the PIC countries should give appointment dates for all Schedule A that was delayed by retrogression.

    The 4 to 6 months that your agency gave you FOR ME IS A VERY LONG TIME. I think your agency has given you a safe estimate on that matter. The overload of work is in the DOS and CIS...not on the consulates because they have shut down interviews last January 1, 2005 because of retrogression.

    They should be starting visa interviews or interview appointments around June 1, 2005. By law of averages for example the U.S. Embassy in Manila has issued 8,705 EB3 visas last fiscal year 2004 see http://philippines.usembassy.gov/wwwhr433.html

    if you would divide that by 12months the U.S. Embassy in Manila will be processing and approving an average of 725 visas per month that is only for EB3(EB1 and Eb2 were not inlcuded in the statement of the U.S. Embassy) . Now assume that kind of FAST PACE APPROVING WILL BE GIVEN ONLY TO Schedule A in conslular processing...don't you think that would be fast?

    Can all the 50,000 visas be exhausted fast? How long would it last?

    I will be writing an article about it...Expect it to be out very soon...

    DALE
    Thank you very much, Dale!

    Actually that is also my assumption, that my agency is giving me a safe time frame. I will wait for your article and am sure it going to be informative!
  9. by   madwife2002
    Quote from himdale
    Madwife:

    Yes you are right. The reason why UK applicants (born and bred) were not affected is that they are not too many. Retrogression affects a country (Phil, India, China) because the demand for employment visas are high. There are too many applicants from these three countries.

    Dale...
    Thank you for ans my question
  10. by   Rep
    Sorry to respond to your post at this late. I have been out of town for nearly a week.

    A friend of mine got her petition approved in March 2003 and by September 2003 was interviewed and got her visa. That was when visas for EB3 were current.

    With the additional 50,000 visas. I think the 6 months time frame is achievable once Schedule A visas become current.

    My PD is Nov 2003 and I am already anxious.

    Quote from dhel28
    Thanks, Rep.

    But my question is the 4-6 months period given to me by my agency realistic? My I-140 got approved last August 2004 and their lawyer forwarded my papers to NVC for consular processing. When I ask my agency last week, with the developments (lifting of retrogression) it's probable that it will take 4-6 months to get the visa.

    Any comments?
    Last edit by Rep on May 28, '05

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