Canadian Citizen Nclex passer - page 2

by Jenfree_01

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Hi,I'm kinda lost with the whole immigration process. Can someone help me? I am a canadian citizen, however I graduated nursing from the Philippines. I was not allowed to take the local philippine RN boards since I am not a... Read More


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    As mentioned to get TN you need employer and that is probably going to be the biggest hurdle to jump over at the moment
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    Hi mage81ph

    i read:
    They may obtain Trade NAFTA (“TN”) status if:
    1. They have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer for a period not to exceed three years;
    2. They are licensed in Canada/Mexico and in the state of intended employment;
    3. They are in possession of a VisaScreen certificate;
    4. They have a proof of Canadian or Mexican citizenship; and
    5. They pay a small fee to enter the U.S.


    If I am not licensed in canada (#2) does that mean I cannot apply for a TN visa even if I have all 4 requirments? if yes, then I guess I'm going to follow your advice and take the NLE.
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    Quote from Jenfree_01
    Hi mage81ph

    i read:
    They may obtain Trade NAFTA (“TN”) status if:
    1. They have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer for a period not to exceed three years;
    2. They are licensed in Canada/Mexico and in the state of intended employment;
    3. They are in possession of a VisaScreen certificate;
    4. They have a proof of Canadian or Mexican citizenship; and
    5. They pay a small fee to enter the U.S.


    If I am not licensed in canada (#2) does that mean I cannot apply for a TN visa even if I have all 4 requirments? if yes, then I guess I'm going to follow your advice and take the NLE.
    Dear Jenfree,

    As much as we want to help you, I strongly caution you that our opinions do not constitute a "legal advice" and that your situation maybe best assessed by a professional, and we do not guarantee or promise anything as a result of what we say.

    Going back to your question, if you are unable to satisfy requirement #2, there is a big possibility that your visa may be denied as you need to show documents related to your profession during application (i.e. professional memberships etc). Believe me, you don't want to get denied as a record will be placed on you in the Department of homeland Security Database, and it will appear on your file everytime. Although there are cases that visa officers may overlook some documents/requirements, I don't suggest you try your luck on this one.

    Getting a dual and writing the NLE is a bold move, it is completely up to you. It might require tons of paperwork and years to finish, and as I said, don't get frustrated or disheartened later if you find out that you are unable to find work in the US after all the things and hassles you've gone through. Doing this brings no guarantee of success in landing a US career and at the moment RN jobs are being competed upon by locals, foreigners, new grads and veterans.

    Here is a summary of how tedious it can become:

    >Apply for Philippine Citizenship (1 year- X years)
    >Apply to write the NLE and PASS (1 year-X years)
    >Apply to write the CRNE and maybe required to complete SEC as an IEN, and PASS - depending on the College (1 year-X years)
    >Find a US employer (X years)
    >Apply for TN- This can easily be done even at the border, if, arguendo you have all the requirements)

    Now the decision is yours, good luck.
    Last edit by healthdesk on Sep 7, '10
    Silverdragon102 likes this.
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    This whole thread is a perfect example of why going offshore for nursing education causes nothing but problems.
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    Hi Jenfree and others of this thread,

    I too am a Canadian with a BSN from the Philippines. Did you ever resolve your TN visa or acquire the priviledge to write the CRNE? I am currently trying to obtain a visa screen. Who would think the PRC would be so racist and not allow foreigners to write/practice in the PI? Your questions are my questions. Looking forward to answers.

    RonRonXYXY


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