re:What is the Visa Screen Certification for?

  1. Hello everyone, I would like to ask what is really Visa Screen Certification? What is it for? Is this for the purpose of getting a working visa? Thanks a lot for the help!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Moved to International Forum for more responses.
  4. by   am17sg05
    visa screen certificate is one of the requirements for immigrant visa.to get a visa certificate, you need to pass the nclex and english exam(toefl and tse or ielts).they will also ask for some records like transcript,diploma,etc.you can check the list of requirements in cgfns website
    Last edit by am17sg05 on Oct 20, '06
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    visa screen is a requirement of immigration to prove that you meet their requirements Pass CGFNS exam/NCLEX and assess transcripts and schooling. Remeber though to work in the US as a nurse you have to pass NCLEX even though you can get visa screen with CGFNS exam. Some states require CGFNS exam but not always necessary
  6. by   nurse_plush
    Quote from silverdragon102
    visa screen is a requirement of immigration to prove that you meet their requirements pass cgfns exam/nclex and assess transcripts and schooling. remeber though to work in the us as a nurse you have to pass nclex even though you can get visa screen with cgfns exam. some states require cgfns exam but not always necessary
    so if one passes nclex+english exams, one can apply for the visascreen=immigrant visa?

    or pass cgfns exam also to obtain for a visascreen certificate=immigrant visa?
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    so it means that if the state that your applying doesn't need cgfns, then you may just take the nclex rn exam. once you pass it you will apply for the visa screen certificate in order to obtain a immigrant visa right?

    tnx
    Last edit by nurse_plush on Oct 20, '06
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nurse_plush
    so if one passes nclex+english exams, one can apply for the visascreen=immigrant visa?

    or pass cgfns exam also to obtain for a visascreen certificate=immigrant visa?
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    so it means that if the state that your applying doesn't need cgfns, then you may just take the nclex rn exam. once you pass it you will apply for the visa screen certificate in order to obtain a immigrant visa right?

    tnx
    yes. if the state doesn't require cgfns exam what is the point on taking it. to work in the us as a rn you have to pass nclex

    hope this helps. some agencies try telling you you need both but this is not true
  8. by   suzanne4
    visa screen certificate is obtained thru cgfns once you apply for it and have passed either the cgfns exam or the nclex exam, and the required english exams.

    it has nothing to do with immigration, or the green card, other than being required to be presented.
    immigration requires an entirely different process and a vsc does not guarantee anyone that they will be able to obtain a green card.
  9. by   tetitto
    Quote from suzanne4
    visa screen certificate is obtained thru cgfns once you apply for it and have passed either the cgfns exam or the nclex exam, and the required english exams.

    it has nothing to do with immigration, or the green card, other than being required to be presented.
    immigration requires an entirely different process and a vsc does not guarantee anyone that they will be able to obtain a green card.
    so, my question is. if i am scheduled to take the nclex on february 2007; should i wait until i get the results that i passed nclex and then apply for vissascreen certificate. or can i start the process of applying, send toefl (passing required score--of course--), transcripts from my home country nursing school--no license from home country-- and later send nclex result and therefore usa nursing license?
    and by doing this am i going to reduce time to get the vsc? rather than waiting until getting nclex passing score result in order to star the process for vsc,and me start sending already granted documents thus have a open file ready to be reviewed after fulfilling all requirements?
    any suggestions, advice, ideas, etc.
    thanks.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tetitto
    So, my question is. If I am scheduled to take the NCLEX on February 2007; should I wait until I get the results that I passed NCLEX and then apply for VissaScreen certificate. Or can I start the process of applying, send TOEFL (passing required score--of course--), transcripts from my home country nursing school--no license from home country-- and later send NCLEX result and therefore USA nursing license?
    And by doing this am I going to reduce time to get the VSC? rather than waiting until getting NCLEX passing score result in order to star the process for VSC,and me start sending already granted documents thus have a open file ready to be reviewed after fulfilling all requirements?
    Any suggestions, advice, ideas, etc.
    Thanks.

    It is okay to start the process now, if you want, since you already have a date scehduled for the NCLEX exam. Remember that the VSC applicaiton is only good for one year now, it used to be two years. Looks like you will be able to get things done during that time.
  11. by   Califlower
    Hi. I don't know if I'm butting in, but I graduate from nursing school this December (in California). I was told that we should be able to sit for the boards (NCLEX-RN) around February of 07. When would be the best/earliest time for me to apply for a Visa Screen certificate? I have received all my college education (as well as high school and etc.) in California.
  12. by   tsuyaks
    Quote from Califlower
    Hi. I don't know if I'm butting in, but I graduate from nursing school this December (in California). I was told that we should be able to sit for the boards (NCLEX-RN) around February of 07. When would be the best/earliest time for me to apply for a Visa Screen certificate? I have received all my college education (as well as high school and etc.) in California.

    If you are an american citizen or a permanent resident you have no need for a visa screen.
  13. by   Califlower
    Yes, I am aware of that. And I am neither.
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Califlower
    Hi. I don't know if I'm butting in, but I graduate from nursing school this December (in California). I was told that we should be able to sit for the boards (NCLEX-RN) around February of 07. When would be the best/earliest time for me to apply for a Visa Screen certificate? I have received all my college education (as well as high school and etc.) in California.

    What type of visa do you have? If you have a green card already, then you do not need the VSC. It is only for those that will be applying for a green card on their own.

    Another thing for you, if you went to school in CA, then you will be able to sit for the exam earlier, CA BRN will permit you to sit for the exam before they actually have received your transcripts, as long as you are on the listt that the school submits to the BRN that you are exoected to pass, you will be able to test in January, or possibly earlier. CA is the only state that permits this. That is why there is no early notification of passing, they do not list your name until they have a completed file on you.

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