tourist VISA

  1. hi. a friend of mine asked me if it is possible for her to get a tourist visa so that she can take it in NY? but the problem is that she doesnt have any bank statement or bank account. all expenses are shouldered by her sister.
    thanks.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    The US government will not issue a tourist visa to take the NCLEX exam in the US. They actually frown on someone coming here to do that.

    Thread moved to the International Forum since it is specific to foreign nurses, and not specific to the NCLEX exam.
  4. by   lawrence01
    In addition, as soon as an NCLEX test center opens in Manila some time at the latter part of this year or the early part of next year we can expect that giving the reason of taking the NCLEX in the US would now be a thing of the past. There will be no reason at all to take it in the US via a tourist visa once an NCLEX test center opens in Manila.

    There is also the nearby HK and Taiwan test center in addition to the Manila test center so there is really no more excuses of having it taken in the US.

    Expect the US Embassy to tighten up again on giving tourist visas as if it is not hard enough as it is and immigration officers will also tighten up on the port of entry.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 3, '07
  5. by   suzanne4
    Since there has been no further word on a testing center in Manila, I would not even count that in as a possibility anytime this year.

    In the past with all of the centers, it is three months after they announce that there will be a center and where it will be, so that people know that the center will be opening, and then another three months ahead for appts to be scheduled. Since it is already May, and there has been no further news, you do the math.

    And remember, the center opening was posted the week before CGFNS came out with their announcement. And since there have been testing centers out of the US, there have not been any visas issued specifically for coming to the US to test. A thing of the past.
  6. by   fluppypacky
    Hi suzanne. I am filed already with my I-140 but no approval yet. I passed my NCLEX and IELTS already and obtained a visascreen. Would it be possible for me to get a tourist visa,since we will attend a family matter. My husband is a Doctor here in the Philippines. We don't have any intention to stay there,we could stay not longer than 2 weeks bec my husband is working here. i am not presently employed now. I am just taking care of my son while waiting for my petition. Please help me.
    Quote from suzanne4
    The US government will not issue a tourist visa to take the NCLEX exam in the US. They actually frown on someone coming here to do that.

    Thread moved to the International Forum since it is specific to foreign nurses, and not specific to the NCLEX exam.
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from fluppypacky
    Hi suzanne. I am filed already with my I-140 but no approval yet. I passed my NCLEX and IELTS already and obtained a visascreen. Would it be possible for me to get a tourist visa,since we will attend a family matter. My husband is a Doctor here in the Philippines. We don't have any intention to stay there,we could stay not longer than 2 weeks bec my husband is working here. i am not presently employed now. I am just taking care of my son while waiting for my petition. Please help me.
    No guarantees but best thing you can do is to take plenty of proof that you plan on returning

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