Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 22

As most of you know, I have been recommending initial licensure in NY for quite some time. And for those of you that did not heed the warning, you now know why. New York is three easy... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    If for some reason that you decide to endorse to antoher state because you have received a better offer, etc., it is quite time consuming. You will not receive a SSN# until after you have a job offer and your immigration processing is well under way.

    California also does not have early notification of results either.

    It is your choice to pick what you wish to do but I do not recommend it for anyone.
  2. by   nayeli0016
    Hi suzanne, just wanted to know your opinion about applying to Illinois? Illinois doesn't

    require the CGFNS exam anymore, adding to the fact that their visa processing

    (Nebraska processing center) is a little fast now. They do require the CES though,

    what exactly is the difference between CES and the CVS of NY and is there a

    difference between the waiting periods for each evaluation?
  3. by   suzanne4
    The CES and the CVS take about the same amount of time. Not sure how long Illinois will take, I still do not recommend then for initial licensure........they have only changed that ruling recently, and not sure how their times are going to change.

    Unless you planning on working in Illinois, the time that Nebraska gets things done doesn't matter. Where you will be ultimately employed and by where your employer is located is the deciding factor. All of the times are very fast right now, there is only a difference of about two months with Vermont and Calfiornia, at least with the stats that I received two days ago.
  4. by   nayeli0016
    IC. Thanks very much
  5. by   paksibaby
    HI!

    I am new to this forum. I passed NCLEX, TOEFL, trying to pass TSE (got 45).
    I would like to know if it's possible,to start to file my papers without the TSE or the visa screen certification. Some agences and lawyers say yes some say no.????
  6. by   suzanne4
    yes, you can start to get the petition filed, but be aware that if you have all of the documents filed, and do not include the visa screen certificate with it, you will eventually get a letter that will give you about 85 days to produce it, or your application will be cancelled and you will have to leave the us.

    if you feel confident enough in your english skills, then go for it..................

    the time frame above will be for you to show proof of passing the full set of the english exams..............

    just a note, most say that the ielts series is easier for the speaking section, you may wish to consider that.

    and welcome to allnurses.com.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 11, '05
  7. by   paksibaby
    [Hi Sussanne!

    Thank you for your answer. That is what I am affraid off.......
    Even if I pass the TSE the time frame is really short to get the CGFNS certificate. Probably is not the best thing to file.................
  8. by   suzanne4
    You are talking about getting the Visa Screen Certificate after passing the English exams and the the NCLEX. Today you mentioned the CGFNS Certificate. They are two completely different things.

    CGFNS Certificate is granted when you pass the CGFNS exam and either TOEIC, TOEFL, or the IELTS exam.

    Visa Screen Certificate, which is required for immigration is based on you applying for the certificate, passing either CGFNS exam, or the NCLEX-RN, as well as the full set of English exams, either TOEFL, TSE, and TWE, or the IELTS series with the academic branch and the speaking section.

    Hope that this clears up things.

    Many do go ahead and start the petitioning process if they are in the US, just be aware and get the exams done as quickly as possible.
  9. by   paksibaby
    Hi!

    Sorry I was talking about the Visa Screen Certificate!
    I appreciate your help!
  10. by   nayeli0016
    I think Suzanne is right about not taking the Illinois route as they seem to require foreign nurses 5 years of experience before applying for the NCLEX through them. I guess I'll just go the NY route even if it seems that the Vermont Processing Center is behind the others. Oh well, there definitely aren't elevators to achieving your dream, just stairs. :-) Thanks Suzanne for all your efforts of trying to clear things up for us.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Illinois actually doesn't require the CGFNS exam anymore, nor the two years of experience in the US. Just the CES. This is a very recent ruling........

    (ps. it was Illinois that was two years of experience, and Michigan still is five years of experience.)
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nayeli0016
    I think Suzanne is right about not taking the Illinois route as they seem to require foreign nurses 5 years of experience before applying for the NCLEX through them. I guess I'll just go the NY route even if it seems that the Vermont Processing Center is behind the others. Oh well, there definitely aren't elevators to achieving your dream, just stairs. :-) Thanks Suzanne for all your efforts of trying to clear things up for us.
    There is only a difference of a couple of months difference betwen each of the centers...............do not pick a place to work based on that number alone. Remember that they are always changing.....and will continue to do so. The new quarter begins in October, no one know for sure what will happen then.............
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from suzanne4
    There is only a difference of a couple of months difference betwen each of the centers...............do not pick a place to work based on that number alone. Remember that they are always changing.....and will continue to do so. The new quarter begins in October, no one know for sure what will happen then.............
    Immigration processing is based on where you will be working, not where you are going for licensure. You can get a license in NY, and actually going to be working in CA, then you would be processed under CA center, not Vermont.
    One has nothing to do with the other, but where your employer is based. Nothing to do with where you go for initial licensure.

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