Hi RN na Stress,To renew your visascreen you first need to log in to your cgfns account, so you need to remember your username and password..the steps are clear and easy, just read on your account.. You dont need to take cgfns or nclex again. But you need an unexpired ielts, i think ielts expires in two years, or else you have to retake ielts. In the meantime that you are preparing to retake your ielts you may start accomplishing the other requirements which are enumerated in your account..these are also the requirements you submitted during your initial application such as document from prc, document from school, photo id, test result from idp or british council, your photo id...etc...if you have all the requirements ready you will be able to get your visascreen cert as early as 4 weeks, always check your email coz cgfns updates you about the documents they just received..they also update your status in your account..
visascreen cert is one of the important docs that the consul will ask from you during the interview, but there are nurses who proceed with the interview even without it and the consul will just instruct you or give you a period of time to accomplish the visascreen and once you got it you only need to mail it to the embassy and then they will release your visa, that is if visascreen is the only doc you were lacking..With regards to your agency, you realy need to talk to them because most probably they have all your orig docs which you need to present during your interview, the consul will also ask from you a job offer from your employer which you will get from your agency..but first of all, you have to ask your agency if your petitioner still wants to petition you or abandoned you..
If your petioner abandoned you thats the time you need to look for another petitioner or employer where in you need to go back to packet 1..many agencies are willing to support nurses with current priority date but with abandoned petition..but these agencies do not like to have legal issues with your previous employer or agencies so they will ask from you a release letter from yourpeeviousagency... You realy need toclarify your status with your agency because for me if theres no problem with your current petitioner theres no reasonwhy they would not be excited in helping you with your interview..clarify to them if you have an abndoned petitions, because if this is thecase then you will not be issueda visa without a petitioner..you realy need to go back to finding new employer, filing i140 to us is and all the steps..but the good thing about abandoned petiion is you retain your priority date, so you just need to go back to packet 1 until pa ket 3, agencies today do premium processing on packet one so its faster now compared to several months of processing on 2005..usually this time it takes 3-4 months from packet 1 to packet 3..Hope this helps..
By the way im a nurse from phil, pd jan 2006, with abandoned petition from kaiser hospital, with new petitioner medpro, i140 filed last dec 28, 2011 under premium premium processing, i140 approved january 9, 2012. Now waiting for i140 to be sent to nvc for packet 3. My agency told me to expect packet 3 by end of march. Hope everything ends well...