Shortage Time From UK-USA - page 6

Thought I would start a new thread. I want to know what is the shortest time that any RN has taken to emigrate from UK to the USA? And there are a few of us on here who are starting off or who are on... Read More

  1. by   letina
    Quote from madwife2002
    Hi Everybody,

    Am here in Phoenix now and very happy. Lots of snags in the last week but we have smiled through. Just got internet access today so am very happy but still no phone. Have lots of hints and advice if anybody needs help prior to coming over as I think we faced every possible dilemma.
    Hi Kay
    This is so weird.......you being 'over there' now :chuckle
    I've not been around much myself lately, just starting posting again a few days ago.
    I'll look forward to reading all about your new life.
    Speak soon,
    Tina
    xx
  2. by   ukrn2ca
    Thanks madwife for directing me to this thread, it's been helpfull.
    I started my process on my own,
    Filed with CAbon Aug 2004
    Had TTA for NCLEX Feb 2005
    I delayed sitting as I didn't feel I was ready and eventualy sat the NCLEX in London Aug 2005 & passed 1st time @75. (So I guess I could have done it sooner, lack of confidence)
    It was at this point I contacted an agent as I thought filing with CGFNS and submitting the I-140 would be to complicated by myself. I had already met with agents and looked at hospitals when I was in CA back in Aug 2004.
    I chose a local Californian agent (Pacifichealth) there are only a small agency, family run, I always talk to the same people & they are very helpful.
    Anyway, they filed with CGFNS Oct 2005, got my certificate Jan 2006, after lots of problems with my transcripts
    My I-140 receipt date was Oct 2005 filed in California, in March 2006 my file was sent to Texas I was told it was due to long delays in CA processing.
    April 2006 approval notice received.
    And thats me so far, sitting here waiting patiently--:lol_hittiwhile going mad, for my pack 3. ukrn2ca
  3. by   madwife2002
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Thanks madwife for directing me to this thread, it's been helpfull.
    I started my process on my own,
    Filed with CAbon Aug 2004
    Had TTA for NCLEX Feb 2005
    I delayed sitting as I didn't feel I was ready and eventualy sat the NCLEX in London Aug 2005 & passed 1st time @75. (So I guess I could have done it sooner, lack of confidence)
    It was at this point I contacted an agent as I thought filing with CGFNS and submitting the I-140 would be to complicated by myself. I had already met with agents and looked at hospitals when I was in CA back in Aug 2004.
    I chose a local Californian agent (Pacifichealth) there are only a small agency, family run, I always talk to the same people & they are very helpful.
    Anyway, they filed with CGFNS Oct 2005, got my certificate Jan 2006, after lots of problems with my transcripts
    My I-140 receipt date was Oct 2005 filed in California, in March 2006 my file was sent to Texas I was told it was due to long delays in CA processing.
    April 2006 approval notice received.
    And thats me so far, sitting here waiting patiently--:lol_hittiwhile going mad, for my pack 3. ukrn2ca
    How's it going? Have you got packet 3 yet??
  4. by   ukrn2ca
    Had the request for the demographics last thursday, they were sent back on the same day. Hope we get a buyer for my house soon.
  5. by   ann h
    We are in the same position.
    Cant wait to go but still waiting to sell house, been on the market for 6 months now.
    We keep dropping the price do not know what else to do.

    Passed NCLEX Oct 05
    140 May 06
    Visa bill paid June 06
    So fingers crossed as worst another 6 month wait. (before it gets too cold again here)
  6. by   ukrn2ca
    Our house has been on the market just 2&1/2 weeks but only 1 viewer if we have had no other intrest by the weekend we will consider dropping the price, but we need as much as possible as we are going to LA & property is as much as where we are now. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
  7. by   madwife2002
    The pound is good against the dollar at the moment. Remember you are only allow to bring into the US $10000 in cash all the rest has to be bank transfered. Now I am unsure if that is per person or per family, you need to check.
  8. by   english_nurse
    now, i was told you can bring more than that, you just dont need to declare 10000, anything over that you have to and it is per family not per person!
    i think i will look into this a bit more, this is the trouble, there is so much conflicting advice that sometimes its hard to work out what is true!
  9. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    now, i was told you can bring more than that, you just dont need to declare 10000, anything over that you have to and it is per family not per person!
    i think i will look into this a bit more, this is the trouble, there is so much conflicting advice that sometimes its hard to work out what is true!
    There are notices at the airport which tell you you cannot bring more than $10000 in cash into the US, you have to be aware every country is worried about money laundering.
    It is not that expensive to transfer money, Nat west charge around 25 pounds. You must check re if you all come together as a family if you are allowed $10000 each, I cant answer that one.
  10. by   ann h
    It is per family,
    we brought in a cheque made out to us for $15,000 last year (insurance claim on villa, new roof)
    We went through the red channel and declared it with no problem.
    If you want to change large amounts of money to get the best rates register with
    www.hifx.co.uk
    01753 859 159
    or
    www.moneycorp.com
    020 7823 7500

    We have an account with both it does not cost anything

    (We have a family viewing our house over the weekend fingers crossed to us, not much time now to sell)
  11. by   english_nurse
    Quote from ann h
    It is per family,
    we brought in a cheque made out to us for $15,000 last year (insurance claim on villa, new roof)
    We went through the red channel and declared it with no problem.
    If you want to change large amounts of money to get the best rates register with
    www.hifx.co.uk
    01753 859 159
    or
    www.moneycorp.com
    020 7823 7500

    We have an account with both it does not cost anything

    (We have a family viewing our house over the weekend fingers crossed to us, not much time now to sell)
    yes you need to declare over 10000 if they find you are carrying more they have the legal right to confiscate the lot!!! you dont get penalised for bringing more you just need to inform them.if you are bringing under 10000 you dont need to bother, i checked on the us customs site today as this thread made me think abit
    the currency transfer site are quite good as you seem to get a 10 cent per pound better exchange rate, which adds up to alot if you have the proceeds of a house sale to bring with you.
    my fingers are crossed for you ann, see you around on the other forum xx
    Last edit by english_nurse on Jul 5, '06
  12. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    yes you need to declare over 10000 if they find you are carrying more they have the legal right to confiscate the lot!!! you dont get penalised for bringing more you just need to inform them.if you are bringing under 10000 you dont need to bother, i checked on the us customs site today as this thread made me think abit
    the currency transfer site are quite good as you seem to get a 10 cent per pound better exchange rate, which adds up to alot if you have the proceeds of a house sale to bring with you.
    my fingers are crossed for you ann, see you around on the other forum xx
    It is so cheap to transfer money via banks or paypal
  13. by   ukrn2ca
    I was just going to put my money in the bank I have here with internet banking & transfer it to myself once we have a us account. I was told that should be possible by the HSBC.

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