Those who are going to wait for next batch of visas - waive your hand! - page 2

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  1. by   Leis23
    i was depressed yesterday. i was supposed to be scheduled for an interview soon but my PD is Dec. 8, 2005. Ah well...does the cut off date automatically apply even before November 2006 starts? It's only October right now. Still hoping..
  2. by   FutureUSRN
    I am just wondering. Is there anybody whose PD is after Oct. 05 and going through CP that was interviewed already and got a visa?
  3. by   Rep
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    I am just wondering. Is there anybody whose PD is after Oct. 05 and going through CP that was interviewed already and got a visa?
    As long there is no cut off dates and visas are current, the PD does not matter anymore. It is on first come and first serve basis if your documents are all complete.
  4. by   Rep
    Quote from Leis23
    i was depressed yesterday. i was supposed to be scheduled for an interview soon but my PD is Dec. 8, 2005. Ah well...does the cut off date automatically apply even before November 2006 starts? It's only October right now. Still hoping..
    If you have an interview date then it means visas are already allocated for you.. When you received the Packet 4 it means there are visas already for you. It is the NVC who allocated the visas not the US Embassy. The job of the US Embassy is just to check that everything is okay and then issue the visa.
  5. by   Leis23
    Quote from Rep
    If you have an interview date then it means visas are already allocated for you.. When you received the Packet 4 it means there are visas already for you. It is the NVC who allocated the visas not the US Embassy. The job of the US Embassy is just to check that everything is okay and then issue the visa.
    No interview date yet. but my case was completed last Sept. 29. Was thinking i will be scheduled soon.
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from Leis23
    No interview date yet. but my case was completed last Sept. 29. Was thinking i will be scheduled soon.
    Right now, visas are current for October and if you don't have any interview date then you will be affected. Just my opinion.

    In my case, when my case was completed, it took nearly two months before I got an interview date.
  7. by   Leis23
    Quote from Rep
    Right now, visas are current for October and if you don't have any interview date then you will be affected. Just my opinion.

    In my case, when my case was completed, it took nearly two months before I got an interview date.
    okay. was just hoping. it's ok. i'm not so depressed about it anymore. i'm just being optimistic about things. i think Congress will act on the immigration laws soon, one way or the other.
  8. by   nursesister
    Can you tell how find my sponsor ? i am in China now . i just passed NCLEX
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nursesister
    Can you tell how find my sponsor ? i am in China now . i just passed NCLEX

    :groupwelcome: Can you give us a bit more details on where you want to live? That would help in finding a hospital willing to petition you. The other option is to contact hospitals in the area you want to live to see if they are willing to petition you. Best not use the word sponser.
  10. by   sofia_815
    Just work and gain clinical experience and be productive nurses.If you havent taken any US exams yet, take time to pass it all.Make yourself busy so you wont feel the time for waiting the next batch of visas.Time flies you know.Worrying and feeling frustrated cant do anything good.You have many choices.You can go to other rich English speaking countries who need Filipino nurses, just try to gain experience and pass the IELTS..
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nursesister
    can you tell how find my sponsor ? i am in china now . i just passed nclex
    have you taken the english exams and have you applied for a visa screen certificate? and as asked before, where do you wish to work?

    congratulations on passing the nclex-rn exam.!!!!!
  12. by   florencenightingale
    Count me in guys! It's all about the timing, I got here at the wrong time. But I believe that this retrogression thing will be just for a few months. There's always light at the end of the tunnel, right? (fingers crossed)
    Last edit by florencenightingale on Oct 16, '06
  13. by   lawrence01
    Yes, every foreign nurse should see things half-full instead of half-empty.:wink2:

    The last retrogresion only lasted 6-7 months before it was lifted. Foreign nurses should just just keep accomplishing all necessary exams and req'ts during these times.

    For those still searching an employer to petition them - don't rush on signing anything this Oct. Been hearing that some agencies are rushing prospective client's to sign and their excuse is the retrogression.

    If you are going to sign - sign for an employer you really want and not just sign for the sake of being petitioned at the soonest possible time. Most of I know that got petitoned via CP in mid-2006 aren't even scheduled for interview in the US Embassy in Manila or if with a schedule, will not be interviewed before Nov. 1 and they wished they should have just signed to an employer they want in the 1st place. Now they are stuck w/ an agency they really do not like in the first place and they still got caught with retrogression.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Oct 17, '06

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