Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 10

Visa Screen Certificate is required by all foreign nurses wishing to obtain a green card to work in the US, as well as any type of temporary work permit, such as the Nafta TN Visa for those from... Read More

  1. by   spirit11
    Suzanne, thanks for your replies You have helped me more than words can say.:kiss passed the exam Nclex Jan 23/07.


    Thanks spirit11
    Last edit by spirit11 on Mar 21, '07
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from spirit11
    Suzanne, thanks for your replies You have helped me more than words can say.:kiss passed the exam Nclex Jan 23/07.


    Thanks spirit11
    You are quite welcome.

    Did you submit the form to the BON for them to complete and send on to ICHP? They cannot release the information without that form, and most Boards of Nursing also want a fee to send the information on. Just want you to be aware that it does not get automatically sent.

    And congratulations on passing that exam.
  3. by   sawyer
    i would like to say that i think the process for the visascreen does not seem just and equitable.i do not understand how the CGFNS can and must evaluate all foreign-educated healthcare professionals who would like to immigrate to the US by looking at their credentials and making sure that these people meet the Standards of the government, while they choose to exempt those who are foreign-educated but have "relationships" with US citizens.
    i mean, does it make sense??they have to make sure first if you're good enough to care for american patients, while those who are fortunate enough to acquire green card status are already deemed good enough based on the fact that they are married or will be married to a US citizen even though they had their nursing education in exactly the same schools??
    does it not seem to be a little unfair?

    anyhow,
    hello ms. suzanne,

    i am licensed in the US because i passed the nclex exam.but i failed the june 2006 NLE. right now i am waiting for my visascreen certificate.
    i applied last january, way before CGFNS made the decision about the june 2006 passers. in the VSC application form, you have to provide the registration/license in your country of education.i simply put NONE since i didn't pass the local board exam.when i filled out the form,i did it in a logical way with no intention to misrepresent.now they have given their decision for the june 2006 passers.what should i do,ms. suzanne?
    (maybe i should just find an american to marry?:spin: just joking..)
    i would appreciate your advice regarding this matter.thank you.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from monfranz19
    hi suzane pls helpsory for posting agin i dont know wer to post my question sory. just need help.


    i have a question.. im currenty on the phillipes and i have the employer on illinois and i passed all the exam nclex from cali ,cgfns, my local board here in our country and my ielts english exam, my employer requires me an reciprocity application from chicago illinois before they hire me and petition me. but i dont know where to get the endorsemnt application from chicago. can anyone help me pls?
    There is no reciprocity application, there is only license by endorsement available. But you do not qualify for that route as you do not have a license to endorse. You need to use the Licence by Examination application and then have CA sumbit your passing results to them.

    You cannot use the endorsement application. There are multiple threads on this forum as to what you need to do for working in Illinois, please just check them out.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from sawyer
    i would like to say that i think the process for the visascreen does not seem just and equitable.i do not understand how the CGFNS can and must evaluate all foreign-educated healthcare professionals who would like to immigrate to the US by looking at their credentials and making sure that these people meet the Standards of the government, while they choose to exempt those who are foreign-educated but have "relationships" with US citizens.
    i mean, does it make sense??they have to make sure first if you're good enough to care for american patients, while those who are fortunate enough to acquire green card status are already deemed good enough based on the fact that they are married or will be married to a US citizen even though they had their nursing education in exactly the same schools??
    does it not seem to be a little unfair?

    anyhow,
    hello ms. suzanne,

    i am licensed in the US because i passed the nclex exam.but i failed the june 2006 NLE. right now i am waiting for my visascreen certificate.
    i applied last january, way before CGFNS made the decision about the june 2006 passers. in the VSC application form, you have to provide the registration/license in your country of education.i simply put NONE since i didn't pass the local board exam.when i filled out the form,i did it in a logical way with no intention to misrepresent.now they have given their decision for the june 2006 passers.what should i do,ms. suzanne?
    (maybe i should just find an american to marry?:spin: just joking..)
    i would appreciate your advice regarding this matter.thank you.
    My take on it is that all should each have to go thru the VSC process. But the US government is only requiring it for those that are applying for a visa on their own. CGFNS does not make the rules, this is from the US government, they just provide this service for them.

    There has been talk since last August that CGFNS would not issue a VSC to those that took the NLE exam; and even this past January, it was already a well-known fact that it was on hold. So even that you applied in January, it was on the CGFNS website that the VSC was on hold for you.

    And just because you passed the NCLEX exam, does not guarantee a job in the US. Employers are looking at everything very carefully, and you would have been asked about that exam, and you would have found that employers would want you to retake the exam.

    You also did not pass the NLE the first time that you took it, so that would need to be corrected. If you never took the exam, that is one thing, but if you took it and did not pass it, then you need to retake it.

    Question for you: Why would an employer want to hire someone that was unable to pass the exam in their own country, if they took it? What would you do if you were the employer?
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Mar 23, '07
  6. by   lavalin
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    cross-fingers....i already have my visa screen...just waiting for Schedule A visa to become available again...
    Off topic: Visascreen have expiry date.
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from lavalin
    Off topic: Visascreen have expiry date.
    It's good for 5 years and applicants can pay a fee to renew it, so no problem. :spin:
  8. by   mazeRN
    happy Easter everyone!
    i have a simple question... how is VSC sent, via e-mail or standard ground mail?
    *************************
    and how long normally does CGFNS process it? I've applied since early feb and they received all requirements/documents and verifications 2nd week of march, except photo which they got hold of just last week bcoz i was only able to send it much later. Will i have to wait for some more weeks? or will i expect to receive it anytime now. Thanks for any replies.
  9. by   nxt777
    Quote from mazern
    happy easter everyone!
    i have a simple question... how is vsc sent, via e-mail or standard ground mail?
    *************************
    and how long normally does cgfns process it? i've applied since early feb and they received all requirements/documents and verifications 2nd week of march, except photo which they got hold of just last week bcoz i was only able to send it much later. will i have to wait for some more weeks? or will i expect to receive it anytime now. thanks for any replies.
    if cgfns received all your required documents on time, there should be no issues on delay. in my case it just took like 5-7days from the time i applied it online to the time dhl handed me my vsc. :spin:

    i advise you to also check your order status online.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mazeRN
    happy Easter everyone!
    i have a simple question... how is VSC sent, via e-mail or standard ground mail?
    *************************
    and how long normally does CGFNS process it? I've applied since early feb and they received all requirements/documents and verifications 2nd week of march, except photo which they got hold of just last week bcoz i was only able to send it much later. Will i have to wait for some more weeks? or will i expect to receive it anytime now. Thanks for any replies.
    by ground mail.
  11. by   bogart06
    VSC is now sent via DHL. In the Philippines, you'll receive the VSC 3-4 days after it was picked up by DHL from CGFNS office. You can track it(tracking no. viewed on the order status or emailed to your email address) as you view your order status from CGFNS website or on the email you'll receive from CGFNS.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mazeRN
    happy Easter everyone!
    i have a simple question... how is VSC sent, via e-mail or standard ground mail?
    *************************
    and how long normally does CGFNS process it? I've applied since early feb and they received all requirements/documents and verifications 2nd week of march, except photo which they got hold of just last week bcoz i was only able to send it much later. Will i have to wait for some more weeks? or will i expect to receive it anytime now. Thanks for any replies.
    You did not have a completed file until they received the pictures. They cannot review your file until they have everything.

    Time that it takes for the VSC is also very dependent on if you have used other CGFNS services and they have done the verifications that they need. Then only a few weeks, if not less. If you are only using them for the VSC and have not written the CGFNS exam, or have gone thru the CES process, then you are looking at about four months on average.

    There are so many variables added in to the equation.
  13. by   prashantvaghela2008
    hi i m indiain nurse
    and i want to become RN IN US

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