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Hi, I already signed the contract with them last April 2017. So far so good, they are fast in processing the requirements. I140 approved in early May 2017. Late last month, IV fee paid. I'll let you know of updates, if any.

How long did it take for you to get approval on your I 140? I've been waiting for more than a year and a half for an approval :(

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Hey, well, my date of filing (which is also the priority date) was 1 June 2017. I have been living in Australia so I have to do a background check and wait for that to come back before I am "documentarily qualified" as I have submitted the Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (Form DS*260) online. They have everything except that one background check which I forgot to get.

Once they look at my case, I go for my embassy interview which should be within the next 6 months, apparently.

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Hey, well, my date of filing (which is also the priority date) was 1 June 2017. I have been living in Australia so I have to do a background check and wait for that to come back before I am "documentarily qualified" as I have submitted the Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (Form DS*260) online. They have everything except that one background check which I forgot to get.

Once they look at my case, I go for my embassy interview which should be within the next 6 months, apparently.

Was your case filed on premium processing? My case was filed last September 2016 and so far it's still pending as there has been no final decision made. It sucks I can't move on to the next stage yet as my priority date will most likely be current this year.

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I was going to say, MelodiousDreamer, I think it all depends on your priority date. Mine is already current, as I am British. I don't think it was through premium processing. Like I said, I just need to send them my final background check and then they will review it.

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I just became document qualified yesterday! So I am waiting for an interview date now with the US Embassy.

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any update? were you interviewed by US embassy and has facility appointment?

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Hey!! I'm sorry - yes, everything has been approved. I went for my embassy interview in August, got approved immediately. However, I had to wait until October to get my visa issued as it was the end of the fiscal year. I picked it up yesterday. I'm being deployed to North Dakota, and that's not my first choice. But I've heard good things about the hospital, and I got offered three different positions and they liked me so much after the interview (which happened over Skype in July), that they said I could pick whichever floor I wanted, so I picked Progressive Care/Tele. I'm super excited!

It's taken me about a year and a half for everything to happen to get to this point. I'm now just waiting for the next orientation dates and for them to fly me out. I'm so excited!

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Wow thats great! Im also excited for you! Were you given a facilty appointment by HC before you had embassy interview? Can you provide some information how your employer interview went, like what kind of questions did they ask you 😊

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Mine was approved last March! I'm currently documentarily qualified, still waiting for an interview date though.

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MelodiousDreamer, you mean youve been waiting for facilty appointment since March? Do you have an idea if you break the contract with HC? Im actually thinking of joining another agency or be direct hired by US hospital.

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Wow thats great! Im also excited for you! Were you given a facilty appointment by HC before you had embassy interview? Can you provide some information how your employer interview went, like what kind of questions did they ask you ������

Thanks!! I had the interview before I got the embassy interview, as it was pretty close to the interview date. I was actually interviewed with a Long Term Care Facility in Maine, and even though they offered me the job, I begged PPUSA to not make me accept it, because I really didn't want to get into LTC. They said they can make an exception this once, but as per my contract, I MUST accept the next job offer and I said thats fair enough. They also said they would try to get me interviews for the areas I'm interested in, which was Progressive Care or Telemetry. And they kept their word! Actually, I got an interview for the Oncology floor at the hospital in North Dakota, so I looked at their jobs page and saw they needed Tele nurses and Med Surg nurses so I asked to be interviewed for those (I have a background in Med Surg) and they said that would be fine. The interview went well, even when I couldn't remember a medical term and I felt so embarrassed! It was a skype interview and they told me about the different floors, how the scheduling works, what kind of patients they see, asked me if I have any questions for them. They were super nice. They ask you what kind of experience you have, where you have worked and a little bit about yourself. It was a nice conversation.

In answer to your other question about breaking contract, have you signed a contract with PPUSA? If you have, check your contract. You may have to pay damages depending on how far into the process you are. They spend a lot of money on us so I guess they expect to be compensated for it if you change your mind.

MelodiusDreamer, congrats!! Don't worry, the hardest part is over. I know waiting is hard too, but it will be worth it!

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