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



  1. I may not have made it this year....but who's going to stop me...God is always by my side....I know He has prepared something better for me in the coming years...

    May all of us be blessed and be able to reach for our own stars.....to dream the impossible dream is not worth dying for....I am dreaming for something possible!!!

    (btw, many got killed just for singing "The Impossible Dream"...lol)
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    About FutureUSRN

    Joined: May '06; Posts: 327; Likes: 5
    Specialty: awaiting for Schedule A visa..

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  3. by   Rep
    I know how you feel. Been there, done that.
  4. by   pinoy_guy
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Those who are going to wait for next batch of visas - waive your hand!
    sorry, I can't "waive" my hand.

    I don't think you should either.

  5. by   FutureUSRN
    Ooppsss...misspelling....No wonder I got only 6 (Ielts) in writing...
  6. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from pinoy_guy
    sorry, I can't "waive" my hand.

    I don't think you should either.

    im gonna be stuck too......have to wait till sched A is "current"

    hehehe!
  7. by   Rep
    :smackingf
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Ooppsss...misspelling....No wonder I got only 6 (Ielts) in writing...
  8. by   ravneet
    i hate to be the bearer of this bad news but this article says that the next visa batch is 4 years away!!
    http://www.philippinenews.com/news/v...22bdf66208ca63
  9. by   pinoy_guy
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Ooppsss...misspelling....No wonder I got only 6 (Ielts) in writing...
    just kidding.

    I hope your IELTS band score was good enough for VisaScreen.
  10. by   FutureUSRN
    4 years waiting is too much...I don't believe that US Gov't will allow that to happen...the longest I am seeing (like a crystal ball) is 7 months and the earliest is 3 months...

    (regarding Ielts, it's good I got a better score in Listening and Speaking to get an average of 6.5)
  11. by   Rep
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    4 years waiting is too much...I don't believe that US Gov't will allow that to happen...the longest I am seeing (like a crystal ball) is 7 months and the earliest is 3 months...

    (regarding Ielts, it's good I got a better score in Listening and Speaking to get an average of 6.5)
    If the new congress after November will act on it immedaitely then you can find your self here with in a year. Let us pray that the American Hospital Association will lobby again.
  12. by   FutureUSRN
    Last Aug. 31, somebody (a nurse) from Houston testified before Congress about the looming nursing shortage once retrogression takes affect....I think most congressmen are sympathetic but are still playing safe because there are also anti-immigration forces threatening not to vote for them....so the safest position for them is to become SILENT until after the election....

    Even their plan to insert some "enforcement only" clauses lost on the floor (which I think it means those who opposed it are pro-comprehensive immigration bill, which we, foreign nurses, wanted to pass asap).
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    4 years waiting is too much...I don't believe that US Gov't will allow that to happen...the longest I am seeing (like a crystal ball) is 7 months and the earliest is 3 months...

    (regarding Ielts, it's good I got a better score in Listening and Speaking to get an average of 6.5)
    Not sure what crystal ball that you are using, but the entire House of Representatives is up for re-election, meaning that nothing will be done until the new House is sworn in...............and a big section of Congress is also up for re-election. And that will not happen until mid-January.

    Three months up without anything. Then when the House of Representatives and Congress reconvene, there will be many more pressing matters that need to be handled first. Visas for nurses are not at the top of the list right now in the US.

    And once they do come up with something, the visas do not become available overnight.................another few months are thrown in to the mixture.

    You are looking at next summer at the earliest. And really the earliest.
  14. by   nutella
    I guess I am doomed as well.
    Because this N.Y. thing did not work out I had to get the CES and apply in MA directly and lost one year - great - now I passed NCLEX and just waiting for the Visa Sceen Certificate but as there are no Visas anymore I won't find a sponsor, right?
    It is a very sad situation for me - my husband's employer started the GC process for him and he was told that it would take only one year , now they told him 3 years or longer. I am on that crazy H4 and already here in the US - I have been sitting here for 2.5 years without being able to work.
    Great situation. I guess after some more years nobody will employ me anymore .
    Even if I find a hospital within a week or two I am still waiting for that Visa Screen Certificate and there is no way to get an EAD without a number, right?
    I am really depressed.

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