Approx timelines from UK to the US

  1. Trying hard to work out a timeline so I can work out a realistic time for selling our house (don't want to sell too early as have 3 dogs and trouble finding renting willing to take dogs) plus giving notice at work as I have to give 3 months.

    I know will only be approx but if RN's from the UK who have already arrived in the US put down their timescale plus the ones already in the process still in the UK would be a big help and may also help those beginning their process

    Mine

    Lawyer filed with in Texas 10/08/06
    Approval ...................................
    sent to NVC...............................
    Pkt 3 (DS230).............................
    Sent to US embassy in UK.............
    Embassy interview.......................


    Thanks to the ones who take part
    Anna
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  3. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Trying hard to work out a timeline so I can work out a realistic time for selling our house (don't want to sell too early as have 3 dogs and trouble finding renting willing to take dogs) plus giving notice at work as I have to give 3 months.

    I know will only be approx but if RN's from the UK who have already arrived in the US put down their timescale plus the ones already in the process still in the UK would be a big help and may also help those beginning their process

    Mine

    Lawyer filed with in Texas 10/08/06
    Approval ...................................
    sent to NVC...............................
    Pkt 3 (DS230).............................
    Sent to US embassy in UK.............
    Embassy interview........
    ...............


    Thanks to the ones who take part
    Anna
    Hi I think you will find there is a sticky for this question already, just type in the surch for shortage (yes it was spelt like that) time from uk to usa. I have posted all my times on that sticky. Hope this helps
  4. by   madwife2002
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Hi I think you will find there is a sticky for this question already, just type in the surch for shortage (yes it was spelt like that) time from uk to usa. I have posted all my times on that sticky. Hope this helps
    How I have laughed at the spelling shortage-my god my mind I have looked at that thread 100's of times and I have never ever seen that huge mistake til now .
    Good one by me hey
  5. by   RGN1
    [quote=Silverdragon102]Trying hard to work out a timeline so I can work out a realistic time for selling our house (don't want to sell too early as have 3 dogs and trouble finding renting willing to take dogs) plus giving notice at work as I have to give 3 months.

    My agency said that in a nutshell it takes about 12 months from passing N-CLEX to getting out to the USA. If you do check out the "shortage" thread (which I giggled at when I saw it) you'll see that's about right as long as there have been no unusual complications.

    It's what I'm working on!
  6. by   madwife2002
    I have made it a stickie for now so it is easy to find and post
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Hi I think you will find there is a sticky for this question already, just type in the surch for shortage (yes it was spelt like that) time from uk to usa. I have posted all my times on that sticky. Hope this helps

    looked at that thread a lot but was trying to make it a bit easier for people to look at by just posting their time frame. without being cluttered with other info.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    :angryfire [QUOTE=RGN1]
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Trying hard to work out a timeline so I can work out a realistic time for selling our house (don't want to sell too early as have 3 dogs and trouble finding renting willing to take dogs) plus giving notice at work as I have to give 3 months.

    My agency said that in a nutshell it takes about 12 months from passing N-CLEX to getting out to the USA. If you do check out the "shortage" thread (which I giggled at when I saw it) you'll see that's about right as long as there have been no unusual complications.

    It's what I'm working on!

    this the case I should have been out there beginning of last year I passed NCLEX march 04 and initially didn't get approval until april 05 but hospital backed out april 05:angryfire
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Aug 19, '06
  9. by   madwife2002
    Mine is getting old now and all change quickley so the newer ones who are currently going through the process will be the best ones-plus they are so much more informed than I was with the immigration process.
  10. by   english_nurse
    ok here goes my new timeline
    signed with OGP novemeber 2004
    NCLEX June 2005
    I140 filed August 2005 (this is the bit that took an awful long time but thats unusual)
    I140 March 6th 2006
    Visa Bill paid 27th march 2006
    DS230 received june 12th
    Case complete June 30th
    File sent to London embassy July 7th
    email from embassy says interview will be in october (will update this bit lol)
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from english_nurse
    ok here goes my new timeline
    signed with OGP novemeber 2004
    NCLEX June 2005
    I140 filed August 2005 (this is the bit that took an awful long time but thats unusual)
    I140 March 6th 2006
    Visa Bill paid 27th march 2006
    DS230 received june 12th
    Case complete June 30th
    File sent to London embassy July 7th
    email from embassy says interview will be in october (will update this bit lol)

    thankyou
  12. by   english_nurse
    pleasure xx
  13. by   suehp
    I cant remember most of my dates but will give you a rough guide....

    I started the whole procedure in September 2002, passed NCLEX Feb 2004 (after one failed attempt which I had to wait 3 months to resit and it wasnt available in the UK to sit so had to go to Orlando)

    I cant remember the dates for my DS230 - I think it was around july 2005 and then medicals were August 2005 and Interview september 2005 and out in the USA on October 26th 2005.

    The long gap between starting the procedure in sept 2002 and sitting the NCLEX foir the 2nd time was waiting for schools transcripts and messing around with CES and CGFNS...they really try your patience!
  14. by   janejoeben
    i signed with ogp in november last year. passed nclex in april. am sending payment for visas on monday, so that is packet 3. putting our house on the market in next few weeks, after frantically decorating and gardening, lol!! selling the house is really my majour concern now, as need the profit to pay off all the debts and have a few grand cash to go with!!

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