visa screen

  1. Hi nurses,please i would like to know when to apply for visa screen certificate.do i need to pass nclex first? and how long is it valid?pls explain the process,sorry am asking a lot of questions but i guess thats why i have you to help me out.thanks and God bless you all
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  3. by   augigi
    Please look at the website www.cgfns.org. They have a FAQ section (frequently asked questions) and also an applicant handbook which lists all the requirements and information.

    You do not need to pass NCLEX before applying, but you do need it before the VSC can be issued. You must meet all your requirements for VSC within one year of opening the application.

    I think it can take a long time, so it's worth starting as long as you are confident you'll have the requirements complete within a year (it's expensive if you have to do it twice!).
  4. by   chinma
    thanks aguigi for the quick reply.do i need to get another requirements[transcripts] since i have already submitted those when i applied for the cgfns cp? or will cgfns use the one they have already? you said i wont get the vsc till i pass the exam,pls explain what happens if after applying for visa screen and one fails the exam[God forbid]:angel2: ,will the person be expected to re-apply for visa screen?
    thanks for everything,God bless
  5. by   lekeita
    Quote from janechy
    thanks aguigi for the quick reply.do i need to get another requirements[transcripts] since i have already submitted those when i applied for the cgfns cp? or will cgfns use the one they have already? you said i wont get the vsc till i pass the exam,pls explain what happens if after applying for visa screen and one fails the exam[God forbid]:angel2: ,will the person be expected to re-apply for visa screen?
    thanks for everything,God bless
    There is time limit for you to complete VSC. I advice you to complete the CP first . All the best
  6. by   augigi
    You have one year after applying for VSC to pass the NCLEX exam and meet all the requirements. If you fail NCLEX, you can sit it again within that time period. Not sure if CGNFS use the same transcripts for VSC as for CP, you'd have to check the VSC applicant handbook.
  7. by   mtreyes
    I submitted on ly one transcript for CP and VS... so i guess you are just ok
  8. by   chinma
    Quote from mtreyes
    I submitted on ly one transcript for CP and VS... so i guess you are just ok
    thanks to you all.i went online to read about it and found out that i wouldnt be submitting another set of documents.cgfns would use the ones already submitted.
    once again,thank you all for your concern,God bless.
  9. by   gracediwa
    does anybody here know how to go about request for validation of registration/license for visascreen for NEW MEXICO? Do i just send the form to new mexico? or NURSYS? any idea how much? I couldn't find the info on new mexico website. Thanks!!
  10. by   augigi
    You cannot use Nursys to verify licensure for CGFNS. There should be a form in the Visa Screen booklet which you send to NMBON for them to forward the validation of license to CGFNS.

    Page 18 of the applicant handbook: http://cgfns.org/pdf/apps/VS%20Handbook%20Web.pdf
    Last edit by augigi on Sep 29, '06
  11. by   gracediwa
    just what i thought hehehe. thanks! i emailed NM for the fee, but just in case, does anybody knows how much is the payment for license verification. From what I read, it's $60 for Cali. I hope it's cheaper in NM.
  12. by   Sugarlet
    I have a comment about English test for visa screen and specially about the TSE. I find the rule of passing TSE with 50 is very unfair.
    If English test is mandatory for the safety of patients, well I can tell you some nurses are very lucky in finding a job even with a bad spoken english just because they didn't have to go thru English tests and because they already got a green card thru a relative or a parent for example.Why should passing english test be applied just to nurses filing for immigration thru employment?
    For example ,let's say I got a green card thru my husband and studied and pass NCLEX , I can easely find a job despite of the level of my spoken english.
    Why not all nurses are treated the same?If TSE is important,I think it should be applied to all nurses a GC holder or not.

    Any comment?
  13. by   augigi
    I agree, anyone planning to work in an English-speaking country should be able to speak English, no matter how they get there. Then again, I think it's silly that they make foreign-born nurses educated in the US do it. If they knew enough for school...
    Last edit by augigi on Sep 29, '06
  14. by   Silverdragon102
    in the UK the requirement from the NMC (our governing body) is that even if coming from an English speaking country you have to pass an English exam

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