Visa Screen - page 3

by suzanne4

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To all of you that hope to work in the US: 1. Complete Visa Screen paperwork as soon as possible. This will be a requirement starting in July, so think how much busier CGFNS is going to get. 2. Whoever tells you not to worry... Read More


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    Quote from dollygupta
    so what is the role of 'visa screen' ? If I pass neclex and get a job, then can't I just get the visa without 'visa screen'?????????????
    the visa screen is to confirm with immigration that you meet the criteria for the GC ie have passed NCLEX or CGFNS exam, pass english exams etc
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    hi everyone! does visa screen require a local license? is it possible, ever that a prospect employer will ever sponsor me a visa even without an extensive hospital experience?? just passed the nclex and ielts fyi., but never got d chance to be exposed in a hosp for am not a license holder
    Last edit by hottabee on Jul 24, '06
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    LOL...same sentiments for the CGFNS..sad thing they handle the visa screen processing..

    i think we should create another thread on how they work things out..i myself had a bad experience with them.;p
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    Quote from hottabee
    hi everyone! does visa screen require a local license? is it possible, ever that a prospect employer will ever sponsor me a visa even without an extensive hospital experience?? just passed the nclex and ielts fyi., but never got d chance to be exposed in a hosp for am not a license holder
    visa screen certificate does not require a local license. it only requires that you pass either the cgfns exam or the nclex-rn exam and the series of english exams.

    that is it.
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    Quote from nurse-ry
    lol...same sentiments for the cgfns..sad thing they handle the visa screen processing..

    i think we should create another thread on how they work things out..i myself had a bad experience with them.;p

    cgfns is handles via cgfns, visa screen is handled thru ichp. for every bad experience that someone posts about, there are hundreds that have had no issue. and sorry to tell you that 90% of all of the issues actually happened to have been caused by the nurse, nothing to do with cgfns at all. usually related to a wrong birthdate, a wrong middle initial or name on a document, wrong dates for attending nursing school placed on the application, etc. if they would have been done properly and checked before being sent in, none of these issues would even come up. and they can take months to fix.

    this thread is concerning visa screen certificate and that only. pleae stick to the original post. you will find others here concerning cgfns. vsc is handled thru ichp, which has a different staff, address, and even phone numbers from the cgfns staff.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    visa screen certificate does not require a local license. it only requires that you pass either the cgfns exam or the nclex-rn exam and the series of english exams.

    that is it.
    i see, thanks again!
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    Quote from dollygupta
    Sorry everyone, but after reading all the threads on visa screen, I am still not clear.
    (1) Once I get the visa sceen, which immigration form do I fill to apply for green card, is it I-140 filed by me?
    (2) For the employer (texas) to file I-140, they would require NCLEX, but without the SS#, can they offer me a job?
    (3) I think, I am wondering if I can get a green card based on visa screen without a US nursing job while in a foreign country.
    Please help!
    Who is this information for? You have been in the US for more than 20 years already.

    There are no immigration forms filed by the nurse, the RN green card is employer driven, menaing that all is submitted by an employer. There are multiple documents that need to be submitted, including a Certificate from the Labor Board that the employer tried to find a local employee but was unable to. Proof of posting for the job for a certain time frame is required, and in suitable areas. Craig's list is not one.

    The green card is strictly employer driven, you cannot get a green card without having a job first.

    And you know all of this.
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    Quote from dollygupta
    Sorry everyone, but after reading all the threads on visa screen, I am still not clear.
    (1) Once I get the visa sceen, which immigration form do I fill to apply for green card, is it I-140 filed by me?
    (2) For the employer (texas) to file I-140, they would require NCLEX, but without the SS#, can they offer me a job?
    (3) I think, I am wondering if I can get a green card based on visa screen without a US nursing job while in a foreign country.
    Please help!
    Can I ask you a question are you a registered nurse?

    2/ you can be offered a job without a ssn but you have to be a registered nurse.

    3/ No you cannot get a green card without being sponsered by an employer.
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    guess I am getting confused as Dollygupta has asked about CGFNS exam also on employing and filing for a foreign nurse a GC and NCLEX

    Just to say Dollygupta that to work in the US as a RN you still have to pass the NCLEX even if you pass CGFNS exam
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    I aggree Silverdragon I am unsure of whaat Dollygupter is talking about


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