Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 2

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   Silverdragon102
    Quote from milliscent
    Hi suzanne i just want to ask if it is possible for me to be given a visa screen certificate without a local board exam here in the philippines, because according to my sisters lawyer local board exam is a must in VSC, but one of my friend in the NURSES FORUM told me that it is not a requirement(LOCAL BOARD EXAM)... PLS HELP ME
    THANK YOU:blushkiss
    you do not have to pass local board to get VS but do have to pass either CGFNS exam or NCLEX
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from milliscent
    Hi suzanne i just want to ask if it is possible for me to be given a visa screen certificate without a local board exam here in the philippines, because according to my sisters lawyer local board exam is a must in VSC, but one of my friend in the NURSES FORUM told me that it is not a requirement(LOCAL BOARD EXAM)... PLS HELP ME
    THANK YOU:blushkiss

    Your sister's lawyer does not know US immigration law. The law states that the nurse must pass either CGFNS exam or the NCLEX-RN exam. No where does it state anything about a local license as a requirement. Adn that is the requirement for the Visa Screen Certificate.

    You are better off not taking the NLE if asking for my opinion. The nurses that took that exam this past June, 2006 are currently unable to get the VSC based on that exam.

    The CGFNS exam has a requirement of a local license to be able to write the CGFNS exam, but only five states out of 50 require that exam.

    Unfortunately, I am seeing immigration attorneys telling a foreign nurse that they need to take the CGFNS exam as it is required by most states and that is very old information. Guess that her attorney does not specialize in nurses. And that is very important.
  3. by   milliscent
    Thank you suzanne ... Now i understand, i pass IELTS already and will be taking NCLEX exam on April 20 at HONGKONG after passing i'll apply for a visa screen without local license...
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from milliscent
    Thank you suzanne ... Now i understand, i pass IELTS already and will be taking NCLEX exam on April 20 at HONGKONG after passing i'll apply for a visa screen without local license...

    You have it correct. The local license is required if you were to take the CGFNS exam, but that is no longer required by most states. And for some insane reason, most immigtration attorneys are not aware of this major change.
  5. by   milliscent
    thank you suzanne, it really help me because its been a long time that this issue bothers me... i don't have plans of getting the local board here in the philippines for some personal reason. thanks again
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU :smilecoffeecup:
  6. by   downshift
    Hi,
    Can I apply for a visa screen certificate even if I passed IELTS only?My NCLEX exam is scheduled April 2007.Some said its possible others think otherwise.Thanks for your reply
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from downshift
    Hi,
    Can I apply for a visa screen certificate even if I passed IELTS only?My NCLEX exam is scheduled April 2007.Some said its possible others think otherwise.Thanks for your reply
    you can apply for VSC anytime but you must remember you have 12 months to submit everything if you don't you will have to re-register. Once they issue VSC I believe it is valid for 5 years
  8. by   milliscent
    hi regarding VSC yes you can apply anytym but try to think abt the 12 mos, i suggest you wait first for the result of you NCLEX exam, ill be having my nclex exam on april too that is 20 ang HK is my test site. how abt u?
  9. by   sabadao22
    Good luck to all of you guys........
  10. by   FutureUSRN
    Try to pass NCLEX or CGFNS first before applying for the Visa Screen. Then while on the process of processing your Visa Screen, take IELTS or other English exam and pass it.
  11. by   kathykaye
    i suggest you finish the NCLEX/CGFNS exam and TOEFL/IELTS first before you apply for visa screen.

    processing of visa screen certificate is fast if all the reqts are already there...
  12. by   Yichen5
    Hello, there,
    I was from Taiwan and studied & graduated from ADN in TN, USA last Dec. and have just passed NCLEX and got my RN licensure number on 1/29,2007. yeah!!!! I'm so excited.

    ok.... now, my question is... I recieved trainning in usa, so does that mean I'm exempt for the English test(like TOFEL i.e.) for the VSC?

    I can only stay until the end of Feb after I graudated. I'm somewhat confused about what to do next. I posted my resume on webs and hope to have a hospital to contact me. nothing new yet. I know I need to apply for a visa screen, which form on USCIS should I obtain and fill out? Anyone kindly recommends a dependable lawyer who is good at this will be so much appreciated (I am in West TN). The hospital where I practiced as an intern did not do such a sponsorship thing despite my director has helped me to talk with them. and several nearby hospitals did not do such a thing, either. I was very upset but I'm not losing my hope.

    I wish every one good luck!
    and thanks for Suzanne's effort to keep us informed the updates.
  13. by   batasMTR_RN
    Quote from Yichen5
    Hello, there,
    I was from Taiwan and studied & graduated from ADN in TN, USA last Dec. and have just passed NCLEX and got my RN licensure number on 1/29,2007. yeah!!!! I'm so excited.

    ok.... now, my question is... I recieved trainning in usa, so does that mean I'm exempt for the English test(like TOFEL i.e.) for the VSC?

    I can only stay until the end of Feb after I graudated. I'm somewhat confused about what to do next. I posted my resume on webs and hope to have a hospital to contact me. nothing new yet. I know I need to apply for a visa screen, which form on USCIS should I obtain and fill out? Anyone kindly recommends a dependable lawyer who is good at this will be so much appreciated (I am in West TN). The hospital where I practiced as an intern did not do such a sponsorship thing despite my director has helped me to talk with them. and several nearby hospitals did not do such a thing, either. I was very upset but I'm not losing my hope.

    I wish every one good luck!
    and thanks for Suzanne's effort to keep us informed the updates.

    YES, YOU ARE EXEMPTED FROM ENGLISH EXAM.... CONGRATS BY THE WAY

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