Would the SSN on the VisaScreen application expidite processing?

  1. Hello everyone,

    Just like to ask if I put my SSN on the Visa Screen application expidite its processing. I didnt put my SSN on my NCLEX application but I already received my ATT from BRN-California. I passed my IELTS already and has been received by CGFNS, unfortunately I will be taking my second CGFNS exam on March 8, 2006.

    I've read that it takes a while to process the VSC, just wanted to know if this could give me a head start. I'll will take my NCLEX in Hong Kong in March '06 right after my CGFNS exam. I have a US tourist visa and am also thinking of going to the US after I recieve my results, look for an employer, get a lawyer and apply for change of status.

    I've heard also of some people who entered the US on tourist visa and was held by immigration because they found out through biometrics that they have application for NCLEX or have taken NCLEX. Any truth to this?

    Any opinions/suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mangar
    Hello everyone,

    Just like to ask if I put my SSN on the Visa Screen application expidite its processing. I didnt put my SSN on my NCLEX application but I already received my ATT from BRN-California. I passed my IELTS already and has been received by CGFNS, unfortunately I will be taking my second CGFNS exam on March 8, 2006.

    I've read that it takes a while to process the VSC, just wanted to know if this could give me a head start. I'll will take my NCLEX in Hong Kong in March '06 right after my CGFNS exam. I have a US tourist visa and am also thinking of going to the US after I recieve my results, look for an employer, get a lawyer and apply for change of status.

    I've heard also of some people who entered the US on tourist visa and was held by immigration because they found out through biometrics that they have application for NCLEX or have taken NCLEX. Any truth to this?

    Any opinions/suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Do you have a SSN# already? You usually do not get that until you have a job and immigration processing is completed. A SSN# doesn't expedite anything with CGFNS. They verifiy your credentials for work, a SSN# has no influence on it.
  4. by   mangar
    Quote from suzanne4
    Do you have a SSN# already? You usually do not get that until you have a job and immigration processing is completed. A SSN# doesn't expedite anything with CGFNS. They verifiy your credentials for work, a SSN# has no influence on it.
    I've had one for a long time now but its the one that says not for employment. I got it in California and used in to open a bank account and get a DMV license. So its ok for me not to put it in my VSC application?

    Thanks again Suzanne.
  5. by   suzanne4
    That is actually not a SSN#, but more than likely is what is referred to as a ITIN#. It is one that cannot be used for employment. That is the reason for the SSN#, when you can legally work. They are two different numbers. And neither one makes any difference with the Visa Screen Certificate.
  6. by   pinoy_guy
    Quote from mangar
    I've heard also of some people who entered the US on tourist visa and was held by immigration because they found out through biometrics that they have application for NCLEX or have taken NCLEX. Any truth to this?
    No.

    My friends had been going in and out of the US even after passing the California NCLEX.

    If I had a tourist visa, I would be going too.
  7. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from pinoy_guy
    No.

    My friends had been going in and out of the US even after passing the California NCLEX.

    If I had a tourist visa, I would be going too.
    AFAIK, it would be harder for nurses to get tourist visas for the US. that is my opinion only

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