Good news! October 2017 EB-3 US Visa priority dates for nurses in the Philippines has just been announced which is now December 1, 2015. Although the progress is not as significant as that from the previous month, let’s still consider this in a positive way because anytime soon within this year, 2016 priority dates.
So, what are you waiting for nurses?
For a brief overview, the United States regulates immigration by capping the number of foreign nationals welcomed into the country each year. Each person must have his/her own personal immigrant visa number in order to live permanently in the United States. A foreign national can seek an Immigrant Visa at a U.S. Consulate outside the U.S., or file for an Adjustment of Status with USCIS inside the U.S.
The employment-based visas (EB-3) is the visa intended for qualified healthcare professionals such as nurses.
PRIORITY DATE – Def: Priority date is a United States immigration concept – it is the date when a principal applicant first reveals his intent of immigration to the US government. For employment-based, such as EB-3, immigration beneficiaries, the priority date is the date an immigration petition is filed at USCIS, under categories where a labor certification is not required (Schedule A occupation including nurses), or when the United States Department of Labor receives a labor certification application, under categories where a labor certification is required. In all cases, the priority dates are not established until USCIS approves the immigration petition. The date establishes one’s place in the queue permanent residency permit (also known as “green card”) application.
Source: Passport USA