NVC -CP- GC Tracker - page 3

I am starting a new thread to track cases from NVC - embassy to GC. The best news for RN in China, Phillippines and India has been great and informative thread, but I think it is more appropriate... Read More

  1. Visit  nicanix1921RN profile page
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    hi and good day to everyone. i just registered yesterday. i hope you guys can help me out with this one. i'm a newly licensed nurse from the philippines and i am at present reviewing for my nclex exam though i do not have a schedule yet. i'll be submitting my application form to the CA BRN this august 19 via mail when i get to los angeles. my problem now is about the ielts exam. my brother called up the idp office in makati city, and the staff told him that i still need to take the cgfns as a requirement. i was like "what?!". does anyone know the application requirements for the ielts exam. it would mean a lot to me. thank you and God bless.
  2. Visit  Rep profile page
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    Quote from dhel28
    Just finished my medical (Philippines) and I just want to share my experience.

    Everybody was telling me that I should come early, so we did, my better half and 2 kids, went to the clinic at 3:30am (the clinic start processing at 6:00am) and were already number 4 It pays to be early because initial processing of your papers at the reception area will take much of your time and the rest will just be a waiting game. On the first day this is how it went..

    Reception area - your number will be called at the reception area, make sure that you photocopied your appointment letter for each of you dependents plust 1 copy. You'll be asked to accomplish a form (also for each individual) make sure that you have your case number (MNL2004XXX), the address of your employer/agency and their telephone number. If you have a relative in the US you also need to include that. They will ask to give a date on the "intended departure to the US" and port of entry. Then they will ask you to go inside the room for your picture to be taken. Your next step will be the cashier.

    Cashier - the dollar to peso exchange rate is incredible! so brace your self, if the the existing exchange rate is 56 to a dollar, they usually add 1 peso, so in our case it was 57 to a dollar! Good grief!

    After the cashier, your number does not matter anymore. It can be anywhere now, but in our case this is how it went and my remarks

    Vital signs and eye exam - If you have eyeglasses, make sure to bring them they will ask for it.
    Chest xray - if you have an old xray plate of more than 3 months they will ask for it. If you dont have any they will ask you to sign a form which indicates the reason why you do not have any. Again, it is a waiting game. Make sure that you check your names because it can cause delay. If you're female, they will ask you when was your last period and you have to go to the laboratory first to have a pregnancy test and HIV testing. Please note that if you have your monthly period, you have to come back after your menses. They will not allow you to have your physical exam if you have.

    Laboratory - No hassle, everything went well and the Med Tech is a sharpshooter, no pain at all!

    Immunization interview - if your an adult just show the chicken pox marks and the doctor will check everything and will just give you an MMR. For kids, make sure that they have a baby book or a medical certificate indicating all their vaccinations. This was a cause of delay for us so we have to go back to our family doctor and get this.

    Physical exam - They will ask you to disrobe, no exemptions even the kids! :icon_roll and you'll be examined by the coldest doctor!

    If you dont need to repeat your xray, just go to the 5th floor USA counter and she will schedule the following day for your immunization and the medical result release.

    Was done at 9:00am, not bad, 3:30 am - 9:am

    2nd Day

    Came in at 7:00am and there so many people already

    Went to immunization room, waited for 2 hours. My kids waited for 3 hours. Finally were immunized before 12nn. I got one shots and my poor kids got 4 each. Remember to follow up your case every now and then, people there tends to forget.

    Releasing, now this was the longest part. You have to wait for your name to be called, usually 1-2 hours, you have to sign papers and then wait again for another 1-2 hours. They will only give you your immunization record, explain it and then will ask for 2 2x2 pictures and your passport. They will be the one to forward the results, your picture and passport to the US embassy. And after that you can go home, finally! :hatparty:

    Hope this helps :wink2:

    Thank you for sharing us your experience. It will realy help us on what to do when our time comes for us to do this procesure.

    Please don't forget to share your experience of the interview at the US Embassy.
  3. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from nicanix1921RN
    hi and good day to everyone. i just registered yesterday. i hope you guys can help me out with this one. i'm a newly licensed nurse from the philippines and i am at present reviewing for my nclex exam though i do not have a schedule yet. i'll be submitting my application form to the CA BRN this august 19 via mail when i get to los angeles. my problem now is about the ielts exam. my brother called up the idp office in makati city, and the staff told him that i still need to take the cgfns as a requirement. i was like "what?!". does anyone know the application requirements for the ielts exam. it would mean a lot to me. thank you and God bless.
    CGFNS is not a requirement, don't know what they were talking about. Who or what is IDP?
    There are no specific requirements for the IELTS exam.
    Not sure what type of visa that you will be on, but be aware that it will take you at least four months or so to get approval just to be able to sit for NCLEX. And CA is not recommended for initial licensure for a foreign grad.
    IELTS has nothing to do with the CGFNS exam...........they are in no way related.
  4. Visit  prometheus0219 profile page
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    Hi all! Just want to share the good news with you guys. I was interviewed this monday, august 8. The visa and passport was delivered today at 11am!!!! :hatparty: :Melody:
  5. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    congratulations!!!!
  6. Visit  presC. profile page
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    Quote from prometheus0219
    Hi all! Just want to share the good news with you guys. I was interviewed this monday, august 8. The visa and passport was delivered today at 11am!!!! :hatparty: :Melody:
    congratulations!
  7. Visit  Savonarola profile page
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    Congratulations!!! :Melody: :flowersfo :biere:
  8. Visit  dhel28 profile page
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    Quote from prometheus0219
    Hi all! Just want to share the good news with you guys. I was interviewed this monday, august 8. The visa and passport was delivered today at 11am!!!! :hatparty: :Melody:
    WHEW!!!! THAT WAS FAST, CONGRATULATIONS! :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  9. Visit  prometheus0219 profile page
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    A huge thanks to you guys. I really appreciate all the info i got from this forum. now all i need to do is review for the NCLEX. I'll be taking it in saipan on sept 10. wish me luck!!!!
  10. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    If you need any help, please let me know. :angel2:
  11. Visit  dhel28 profile page
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    Quote from prometheus0219
    A huge thanks to you guys. I really appreciate all the info i got from this forum. now all i need to do is review for the NCLEX. I'll be taking it in saipan on sept 10. wish me luck!!!!
    Just curious, why are you still taking your NCLEX in Saipan? Why not take NCLEX in the state where you plan to work? You already got an iimigrant visa right? Just asking lan po.
  12. Visit  prometheus0219 profile page
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    My employer is requiring me to take and pass the NCLEX before deployment. They want to make sure that I'll be able to work right away upon arrival in NY. I already told them that it will be more practical to just deploy me and then take the NCLEX in NY. What's the cost of sending me to Saipan? around $500-$600? They're just gonna add a couple of hunded dollars more and it's already my plane ticket to the US, right? I really don't know what they're thinking right now.

    My philippine agency on the other hand is asking that I surrender the visa to them. I've been asking them why and up to now they have not replied yet. I think they're going to hold my visa to make sure that am not a flight risk. Are they really allowed to hold on to the visa? I'm really disappointed with my agency right now. I got no support from them
    before, during and after the interview.


    Quote from dhel28
    Just curious, why are you still taking your NCLEX in Saipan? Why not take NCLEX in the state where you plan to work? You already got an iimigrant visa right? Just asking lan po.
  13. Visit  prometheus0219 profile page
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    thanks so much suzanne.

    Quote from suzanne4
    If you need any help, please let me know. :angel2:


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