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Share your Story: Mae

  • Publish Date: Posted over 7 years ago
  • Author:by Kate Andrews

We can't wait for you to read this one. Meet Mae, an International Nurse from the Philippines who after giving up hope of ever gaining a US visa, will be finally swapping New Zealand for the USA this week. This is just the start of Mae and Arnold's journey so watch this space! 

Hi, I am a Registered Nurse from the Philippines, currently working in Auckland, New Zealand.

I became a nurse because I felt that the nursing profession gives me a real purpose, which is to help and care for others. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the patients under our care recover from their illness and return to their families and into the community.

Conexus MedStaff (formerly Link Hospital and Healthcare Professionals Inc.) helped me and my husband with our Immigrant Visa application to the USA and for me to find employment there as a nurse.

I was one of the nurses affected by the Visa Retrogression, my priority date was November 2007. I did not actually think I would still get my US Visa, as several years have gone by and I have been employed and lived in a few countries. I went on with my life and eventually got married to my loving husband, Arnold.

Then, I received an email last 2014 informing me that my priority date was already “current”. Conexus MedStaff paved the way for me to continue with the visa application process as I could no longer get in touch with my Immigration Lawyer and former employer.

My application was professionally handled and I was given expert guidance from the start. Conexus MedStaff processed my application without delay. I commend Conexus MedStaff for the excellent and timely communication as well. These are the reasons why I chose to be sponsored by Mr. Tom Konitzer and his team. I was interviewed by one of their client hospitals in the US and was hired. We received our visa a day after the US Consular Office interview here in Auckland, New Zealand. We are currently preparing for our big move to the USA to start a new life together and to start a family.  This has been my dream, an opportunity for both my husband and myself.