Any idea how long it takes? Re: Immigrant Visa Case Transfer

  1. Hello, I wish you could all help me out. Anybody here who has the same experience? How long did it take you to hear from the US Embassy in London after you made the request for transfer?

    I'm from the Philippines and has been working here in UK for more than 4 years now. I actually received my packet 4 last March 2004 (medical and interview date in the Philippines) but didn't show up because of my current location My case was just recently revalidated (reactivated) so they sent me Packet 3 which I sent back immediately last September. Then I just realized that it would seem easier for me if things get done here rather than going back home to attend the medical and interview so I faxed my request for transfer 1st week of this month (October) at the US Embassy in Manila. I may sound really desperate and pathetic here, too eager to know but if you have the same experience, kindly enlighten me. I just need a time frame. Thanks!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jrhyle
    Hello, I wish you could all help me out. Anybody here who has the same experience? How long did it take you to hear from the US Embassy in London after you made the request for transfer?

    I'm from the Philippines and has been working here in UK for more than 4 years now. I actually received my packet 4 last March 2004 (medical and interview date in the Philippines) but didn't show up because of my current location My case was just recently revalidated (reactivated) so they sent me Packet 3 which I sent back immediately last September. Then I just realized that it would seem easier for me if things get done here rather than going back home to attend the medical and interview so I faxed my request for transfer 1st week of this month (October) at the US Embassy in Manila. I may sound really desperate and pathetic here, too eager to know but if you have the same experience, kindly enlighten me. I just need a time frame. Thanks!
    No one can give you a time frame, there is a retrogression that goes into place on after Tueday of this week. Unless you have an interview already in place, there is not a visa reserved for you.

    You are looking at the earliest next summer, definitely not now. Visas have already been allocated. You gave up the interview that you had, and only submitted the DS-230, the new one last month.

    You were born in the Philippines, therefore under the retrogression for there, even when things open for nurses born in the UK, you will have to wait until visas are available for nurses from the Philippines. This is what I have been trying to explain to you.

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