You "must"pass CGFNS before the immigration?? - page 2

There is a rumor going around here lately. Somebody just told me that whether you plan to work in NY or some states don't need CGFNS certificate ,you still "must" have the CGFNS certificate when you... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Rep
    Hi Suzzane,

    When does this new policy of the BCIS requiring the attachment of the visa screen certificate took effect? When my agency filed my petition last November, 2003 at California, the lawyer didn't ask me for the certificate.

    Thank you.

    Rep
    According to the information that I received yesterday, this ruling went into effect last September, but I am not sure who is actually following it closely.
    In the Vermont office it would definitely be true because processing is so quickly. I am just trying to remember which site that I saw it on, it was one of the immigration ones. Came up with it when I put "Visa Screen" in a MSN search yesterday while at the office.
  2. by   Rep
    Quote from suzanne4
    According to the information that I received yesterday, this ruling went into effect last September, but I am not sure who is actually following it closely.
    In the Vermont office it would definitely be true because processing is so quickly. I am just trying to remember which site that I saw it on, it was one of the immigration ones. Came up with it when I put "Visa Screen" in a MSN search yesterday while at the office.
    Suzzane,

    Thank you. In my Yahoo search on visa screen a while ago, I found this site www.nursetraveler.org/tnvisa2.html . This could be a great help for those who has some questions on visa scren certificate. I would appreciate if you could give comments on the article once you finished reading it. Have a nice day ahead!
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Rep
    Suzzane,

    Thank you. In my Yahoo search on visa screen a while ago, I found this site www.nursetraveler.org/tnvisa2.html . This could be a great help for those who has some questions on visa scren certificate. I would appreciate if you could give comments on the article once you finished reading it. Have a nice day ahead!

    I have been telling everyone to apply for the Visa Screen when they submit their other applications since the beginning. Many have never listened and decided that they would do it later, and if they have never taken CGFNS exam, and only NCLEX, it can take quite a while for them to verify everything.
    It also takes about four months to receive the certificate once all of the exams are completed. The nurses that are going to have the most trouble are the ones under the TN Visa from Mexico and Canada.
  4. by   Rep
    Hi Suzzane,

    Regarding the new ruling on visa screen certificate which took effect on September, 2003. An applicant must attached his visa screen certificate when filling for an adjustment of status. This is only applicable to those who are already working in the US under working visas. As for those who are outside the US waiting for the approval of the petition, they only need it to present upon issuance of the visa at the consular office of their country. In our case here in the Philippines, we present the visa screen certificate during the interview at the embassy.

    You can visit www.usvisanews.com regarding this.
    Last edit by Rep on Jul 2, '04
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Rep
    Hi Suzzane,

    Regarding the new ruling on visa screen certificate which took effect on September, 2003. An applicant must attached his visa screen certificate when filling for an adjustment of status. This is only applicable to those who are already working in the US under working visas. As for those who are outside the US waiting for the approval of the petition, they only need it to present upon issuance of the visa at the consular office of their country. In our case here in the Philippines, we present the visa screen certificate during the interview at the embassy.

    You can visit www.usvisanews.com regarding this.
    Adjustment of status also means anyone in the US on a tourist visa as well as a student visa when they are on the OPT, after completing schooling.

    You are going to California which takes quite a long time, on the east coast it is only a matter of a month or two, so yes, they need to have it before applying or they won't be able to get things completed on time. Whether it needs to be attached, or just submitted on final approval, when you only have a few weeks, when would you want to have it in hand? There are many people on this panel, that unfortunately delay everything until the last moment, and then try to blame me because they didn't do something. My feeling is that everyone have it done when applying, then I don't get complaints. There are also many nurses here that do not read what I have posted in the sticky, or will sign up with an agency expecting that agency to take care of everything for them and it doesn't usually work that way. People need to take responsibility for their actions.

    You are actually one of the few that have done research on anything and I commend you for that..................
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from suzanne4

    You are actually one of the few that have done research on anything and I commend you for that..................

    It pays to be well informed. Thanks.

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