Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 15

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   suzanne4
    Quote from id990528
    Hi Guys!

    My visa screen is being processed as of the moment. My question is if my IELTS expires during the review process although they already have all the necessary documents, do I need to re-take the IELTS again?
    The score is only good for two years. It must be current for them to issue a VSC. If is expires before it is issued, then you will have to take the exam again.
  2. by   higher
    I applied for licensure in NYBON and just recently passed the NCLEX.
    I'm not quite sure on how to process my Visascreen, there is a form on the NYBON website that certifies my licensure and registration for $20. Do I use that form or use the form that comes with the VS application?
    Is it true that they can use CVS forms that they have right now or do I have to ask PRC and my school to send them again?
    Also I still don't have the license number, can I go ahead and apply for VS now? I don't want to wait for NYBON knowing that it takes them a million years to do everthing.
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from higher
    I applied for licensure in NYBON and just recently passed the NCLEX.
    I'm not quite sure on how to process my Visascreen, there is a form on the NYBON website that certifies my licensure and registration for $20. Do I use that form or use the form that comes with the VS application?
    Is it true that they can use CVS forms that they have right now or do I have to ask PRC and my school to send them again?
    Also I still don't have the license number, can I go ahead and apply for VS now? I don't want to wait for NYBON knowing that it takes them a million years to do everthing.
    apply now and complete form from NYBON website and pay $$. There should be no reason to send any more forms (I didn't and went through NYBON)
  4. by   higher
    Cool! I'm gonna go ahead and apply for VS.

    Thanks Silverdragon.Hope you get to Phoenix soon.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from higher
    Cool! I'm gonna go ahead and apply for VS.

    Thanks Silverdragon.Hope you get to Phoenix soon.
    thank you :spin:
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from higher
    I applied for licensure in NYBON and just recently passed the NCLEX.
    I'm not quite sure on how to process my Visascreen, there is a form on the NYBON website that certifies my licensure and registration for $20. Do I use that form or use the form that comes with the VS application?
    Is it true that they can use CVS forms that they have right now or do I have to ask PRC and my school to send them again?
    Also I still don't have the license number, can I go ahead and apply for VS now? I don't want to wait for NYBON knowing that it takes them a million years to do everthing.
    The only thing that you need to submit is the application for the VSC, they can use all of the documents that they obtained, so you do not need to submit anything else.

    Suggest that you use the form that comes with the VSC application, and include the $20 that NY wants for that. The VSC requires only proof of passing the exam, and by the time that NY gets the form submitted, you will have a license number. They actually get that done rather quickly. You will find your name first on their website as having a license before you get the actual license in the mail.
  7. by   higher
    Thanks suzanne
    I'm going to use the form that comes with the VS application since its more specific for the VSC.
    I just hope it doesn't take as long as the CVS to process.
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from higher
    Thanks suzanne
    I'm going to use the form that comes with the VS application since its more specific for the VSC.
    I just hope it doesn't take as long as the CVS to process.
    Don't worry, it won't. Most applicants even receive their Visa Screen Certificates much faster than their CGFNS Certificate even though they applied for the latter much earlier.

    ICHP, w/c is the subdivision of CGFNS that handles the VSC will in fact would want you to send them all the requirements w/in 1 year.
  9. by   suzanne4
    And if you have gone thru the CSV process, they have all of the documentation that they need, other than the verification from NY, and the payment of the application fees.

    Much, much faster for you. Most of the work is already done.
  10. by   chee_23
    [FONT=tahoma, new york, times, serif]I have a New Mexico license which I am planning to endorse to Texas.
    [FONT=tahoma, new york, times, serif]If I simultaneously file an endorsement and visascreen together,
    [FONT=tahoma, new york, times, serif]1) How would CGFNS verify my License to New Mexico if there's also an ongoing process at the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners handling my License endorsement to them?
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    ]2) Is it possible for me to apply for my Visascreen while Texas BNE are still processing my License endorsement to them?
  11. by   suzanne4
    Texas actually requires the CES before you can endorse in most cases.
    If you do not have a license in Texas, then there is nothing to be validated from there.

    Verifying your license for NM is entirely separate from the endorsement process for Texas. I would go ahead now and start the VSC process, and get it done with. For each state that you hold a license in, it will need to be verifies. Much easier to do things when there is only one state involved.
  12. by   john3:16
    hello..just wna know something.i already passed the nclex exam here in california but my problem is i am a june 2006 passer from the philippines that is required by the CGFNS to have a retake of tests 3 and 5 for them to give the june 2006 passers a visa screen certificate. is it possible that i can be petitioned or be given a visa screen certificate by the CGFNS without me taking or having the retake in the philippines since I already passed the Nclex here? thank you so much....
  13. by   suzanne4
    I answered that same question some place already for you. You will not be granted a Visa Screen Certificate until that exam is retaken. Does not matter if you have a job offer already, or anything else. If you never wrote that exam, then there would be no issue, but since you did write it, you are required to rewrite minimum of Sections 3 and 5 before you will be given a VSC. And that is needed for immigration purposes.

    Licensure and immigration are two very different departments in the US and actually are not related. You still do not have a license in the US since you do not have a SSN#, and you will not get a SSN#, until you are in the US on a visa that will permit you to work.

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