Canadian RN applying for TN visa

  1. Anyone from Canada recently apply for a TN visa? I will be applying for the first time at a Canadian-US Port of Entry and am having a difficult time finding a concrete list of required documents I will need to present. Some websites say I will need a visa screen/GCFNS certification, as well as a nursing license for the state I will be practicing in, while others do not mention these at all. To confuse matters even more, some also mention a credentials evaluation. Is this the same as a visa screen? When I looked on the GCFNS website they seem to be different, but it would be so expensive to pay for both!
    If my employer filed an I-129 petition form, would I still need to pay for these assessments?
    I would so greatly appreciate any feedback from those of you who have recently and successfully gotten their TN visa! Thank you!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Tats89
    Hey got my TN last week
    I brought :
    -My TN letter (bring an original they'll keep it and they'll give you a copy)
    -Visascreen
    -CES report (clic on it and print your applicant copy)
    -my degree (original)
    -50$ US
    I also had : an original transcript, a copy of my US license and a copy of my Quebec License.He didn't care much for those.

    **Your credential evaluation (CES report) is part of your Visascreen. So I paid for my CES report first in order to get my US license and after applied and paid for the Visascreen. You should read some post in the registration forum also to gather more information.

    Good luck on your journey
    Last edit by Tats89 on Aug 27 : Reason: Add information
  4. by   NatB2x4
    See below
    Last edit by NatB2x4 on Aug 28 : Reason: New format
  5. by   NatB2x4
    Quote from Tats89
    Hey got my TN last week
    I brought :
    -My TN letter (bring an original they'll keep it and they'll give you a copy)
    -Visascreen
    -CES report (clic on it and print your applicant copy)
    -my degree (original)
    -50$ US
    I also had : an original transcript, a copy of my US license and a copy of my Quebec License.He didn't care much for those.

    **Your credential evaluation (CES report) is part of your Visascreen. So I paid for my CES report first in order to get my US license and after applied and paid for the Visascreen. You should read some post in the registration forum also to gather more information.

    Good luck on your journey
    Thank you so much for your input! I assume the TN letter is the letter from my employer?
    Ok, So you applied for your U.S. license first then? I was under the impression that you had to have your visa first before you could apply for licensure, but it sounds like you applied while still in Canada? How long did that take? I am worried about making my US employer wait too long.
    I'm also confused because when I called the National Visa Center in the US about the documents required for the TN visa, the representative said she had never heard of a visa screen. She did however say that I would need a DS-260 form.
  6. by   Tats89
    To have your Visascreen you'll need
    1-CES report
    2-Proof of NCLEX
    3-One active License

    Most employers won't even call you back if you don't have an active US license.

    You don't need any forms except your document for your TN status

    Getting a license has nothing to do with your visa (immigration).
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Visa Screen Certificate will only be released once they have confirmation from state you have meet requirements to be a RN. Ideally you need to check out state requirements and start process now
  8. by   tosca rose
    hey, which states did u get an employer? im currently processing my visa scree. Is your employer strict regarding recent hospitl experience? its good to know though..
  9. by   Tats89
    They asked 1 year of med surg in the past 5 years

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