Retrogression's affect on you - page 2

I understand that most of you are quite worried. I know that OGP sent out a letter to all of you that you would be affected. But they messed things up for many of you. Most of their nurses... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Tanvi Tusti
    Is that the $380 paid to the Department of State? If so then yes, I paid it a few weeks ago. Its an absolute minefield out there, so many different websites given different stories. I sure am glad Im nearing the end (hopefully), its been a looooooong haul!!!!!!!!

    yes I think that is the one
  2. by   simple1999
    Hi everyone, this is my first post. Anybody have an experience with CCM Ireland for nurse recruitement to US
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from simple1999
    Hi everyone, this is my first post. Anybody have an experience with CCM Ireland for nurse recruitement to US
    Sorry can't help but just wanted to say welcome

    :groupwelcome:
  4. by   mpoova
    Hai,

    I think this retrogression wont affect uk based applicants!. this is for PIC's.

    Keep smiling. you will be ok.
  5. by   Geena
    The thing is, it is not about where you are based but where you were born. If you were born in the PIC and based/ trained/ ... in the UK, you would still be categorised as PIC.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    well. it has started for me, recieved email from lawyer saying I am caught up with retrogression and they will file packet 3 as soon as they are asked for the paperwork and then have to sit back and wait until things move again
  7. by   RGN1
    I'm sorry SD!! It's a nightmare! Guess we'll all have to hope that when the new Senate is sworn in they'll get things going again.

    Although I have to say the agency I'm with doesn't think we'll be affected for long, so fingers crossed firmly for all of us!
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    I'm sorry SD!! It's a nightmare! Guess we'll all have to hope that when the new Senate is sworn in they'll get things going again.

    Although I have to say the agency I'm with doesn't think we'll be affected for long, so fingers crossed firmly for all of us!
    Thanks, Keeping fingers crossed. Been trying to explain this to hubby and he is trying to understand why things will slow down for PIC countries but speed up for everyone else, getting myself confused trying to explain especially when I don't fully understand immigration workings LOL
  9. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    well. it has started for me, recieved email from lawyer saying I am caught up with retrogression and they will file packet 3 as soon as they are asked for the paperwork and then have to sit back and wait until things move again
    Im really sorry, its the news Ive been dreading, the wait is just unbearable. Hope things speed up for you soon. Keep your chin up! :icon_hug:
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mpoova
    Hai,

    I think this retrogression wont affect uk based applicants!. this is for PIC's.

    Keep smiling. you will be ok.
    It has nothing to do with where you are based, but 100% with where you were born. If you were born in India, and are living in the UK, you will be affected majorly.

    And it is not just for people that are in those countries, but also anywhere in the world, determination is made by birth place, not where you were raised, or where you even hold a passport from currently.
  11. by   Bongsau
    So are there still visas available for australian born nurses or not?? I am confused, some say all countries are affected as of the cut off date of October 2006, or is it only the PIC countries?? If there are still visas for aussie born nurses then why has OGP not told us this???
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Bongsau
    So are there still visas available for australian born nurses or not?? I am confused, some say all countries are affected as of the cut off date of October 2006, or is it only the PIC countries?? If there are still visas for aussie born nurses then why has OGP not told us this???
    At the moment all countries are affected by retrogression. We are still unsure on which countries are affected but should image they will be countries where the demand is very high where not in high demand the move should be a bit easier and quicker
  13. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from Bongsau
    So are there still visas available for australian born nurses or not?? I am confused, some say all countries are affected as of the cut off date of October 2006, or is it only the PIC countries?? If there are still visas for aussie born nurses then why has OGP not told us this???
    It is very confusing, as I see it there are more aplicants from PIC countries than there are visa numbers. Each country gets allocated a certain amount of visas and when these numbers are gone the category is retrogressed. The UK and Australia usually have more visas than applicants.
    I do not understand how the Schedule A visa allocation is made. Does it mean that the 50,000 Ex visas that were made available last year were available to ALL nurses without any country allocation breakdown or were a certain amount allocated to each country?
    If the latter is true then I assume that the UK and OZ allowance SHOULD still have numbers, but who knows. Im thinking maybe the 50,000 visas were just bulked into one pot for nurses throughout the world. If this is the case then the visa numbers are all but gone and its a case of waiting for new visa allocation.
    Clear as mud!!

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