Wednesday, February 13, 2008

EB3 visa priority date jumps to 2005

The U.S. Department of State has issued its March 2008 Visa Bulletin and, interestingly, the priority date for employment-based category three (EB3) has jumped from Nov. 2002 to Jan. 2005. This news should bring cheer to those whose priority dates fall under the new cut-off and put hope back in the hearts of those waiting for their priority dates to become current.

Here's a link to the March 2008 Visa Bulletin.

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Ngetpa said...

Hi Geoff, ano ba ichecheck ko dun sa type of visa sa application form for visa screen? Im planning to get a working visa kasi, alin ba dun yun? Thanks

Geoff said...

For Visascreen, select the Immigrant visa type.

Anonymous said...

Hi geoff, just want to clarify regarding the most awaited EB3 Visa. In my case, I have a us-tourist visa till 2010, have passed the nclex-illinois and ielts exams, and now I'm about to file a visa screen. Now, would it be possible that since the immig-visa for rns are available, I could go and look for an employer in US and simply have my tourist visa be converted to EB3 visa? Please help, I'm confused with all these processes.

Geoff said...

Unfortunately, the immigrant visa category is not yet fully open to everyone. Those applicants who have priority dates (filing date of their petitions) before Jan. 1, 2005 are the ones being processed at the moment.

You can still go to the US, if you wish, however, until visas are available again and you find an employer who can file a petition for you, you can not change your status in the U.S.

Do you hold an Illinois license? Send me your e-mail address so I can give you some options.

Anonymous said...

Hello Geoff, i'm here in nevada right now on my tourist visa. I'm a registered nurse in the Philippines but failed NCLEX exam there. An agency here told me i can change status to legal immigrant in nevada without passing NCLEX and i qualify because i'm a nurse. And the statuc change process may only take 6 months. Your thoughts pls..

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