Retrogressed:devasted - page 2

Have a PD date as May 12th 2005. Fee's paid awaitng NVC to request pkt 3. Then rang NVC automated line and now find out via voice mail no more visas available retrogressed to july 2002 on an E3... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from english_nurse
    why is it then, that my friend is getting the same nvc automated message as gale and last week it was saying her case was complete and on its way to the embassy?
    she is being told there will not be a visa number for her
    i think that ann h from here has had her case at the london embassy for a while and has also found out she will not be getting a visa number either?
    just curious
    Again, it depends on when the case was actually completed, not when the PD date was in many cases. And if the case is just on the way to the Embassy, then there is not a visa for them. It means that the case was just completed. And as I have been saying all along, visas were gone in October, not on November 1st. There were less than a thousand left the beginning of October, and that was for all nurses and their dependents.

    The onyl reason that November 1st keeps coming up is that is the date of the new month and there were no visas left for that month, and the posting comes out on the 10th of the month before.

    Visa numbers are not reserved until the file is entirely completed and ready for the interview at the US Embassy.

    And what do you mean awhile? Weeks or months? Any past the beginning of October would be very iffy to get a visa, and that is what you are seeing.
  2. by   darksunshine
    Can you please clarify something for me Suzanne. On your previous posts regarding this, you have said that retrogression for those of us born in the UK, or like myself, Australia, will only be temporarily affected, then things will speed up for us. Does this still apply do you know or we looking at a year or more wait even if their case is complete?
    Beth
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from darksunshine
    Can you please clarify something for me Suzanne. On your previous posts regarding this, you have said that retrogression for those of us born in the UK, or like myself, Australia, will only be temporarily affected, then things will speed up for us. Does this still apply do you know or we looking at a year or more wait even if their case is complete?
    Beth
    Visas are released every quarter, depends on the number that want to emigrate from where you are to the US. Not sure of current waiting numbers at the present. Will know more probably in January when the next visas will be released. Soem countries have a greater number than the number released, and others have hardley any. That is how they came up with the 50,000 extra last year, they were not new visas created, but taken back from countries that did not use them.
  4. by   english_nurse
    a few weeks i think
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from english_nurse
    a few weeks i think
    A few weeks would have been after the visas were gone. There were only 1000 the beginning of October for the entire world. And that was for nurses as well as their dependents. All are counted in that number, so you were looking at perhaps visas for 400 nurses or so. Calculated by being married and having one child, some do not have kids and some have three.

    If the DS-230 and its approval were not done by September, then the possibility of getting a visa from that 50,000 is non-existent. The numbers are assigned when the case is completed, not when the I-140 is approved.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    well phoned NVC last night and now get that wonderful message saying no visas left and changed category.
  7. by   arys1075
    I see clearly now, there's no available visa nos, thats why some of my batch received packet 4 but there's no instructions yet for further medical and interview date. When I was in Knightbridge Drs, one guy told me that medical exam would finish by end of Oct (last month) for nurses immigrant applicants, I don't know if it's true. In the Philippines and other part of middle east, yes, it stopped.
  8. by   batasMTR_RN
    you think this is the reason why a lot of I140 is also not moving??? i mean has remained pending???

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