Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 20

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   fuchsia67
    Quote from suzanne4
    Please do not consider coming to the US via a tourist visa and staying. There are no visas for you to be able to work. There are no working visas, the only thing available is the green card. And they are under retrogression.

    And it is in violation of US Immigration Law to have dual intent.

    What went on last year was last year, things have changed dramatically since then. You need to have completed the English exams and have a Visa Screen Certificate in hand for a petition to even be submitted for you, if there are visas. And there are not any.

    And then you would be considered trying to jump ahead of everyone else, and that is not a good thing to do. There are many that wish to work in the US, and no reason that anyone should think that they can just come here on a tourist visa and stay. Please do not do that.

    yup, i am not planning to do the "bad process"
    im not planning to jump ahead of others too who have been waiting.
    i should wait too.
    maybe with a tourist visa, i can look for hospitals who can sponsor me and come back to my home country and wait.
    hope there will be available visas.
    but "if" there are available visas, do you know how long does green card take?
  2. by   suzanne4
    What we are trying to tell you is that there is no reason to go to the US to look for an employer. They do not need to meet you in person, all can be done via phone and computer.

    Right now, any that are coming to the US to look for an employer are not being well thought of, as it looks like they will not be leaving, and that they are coming for only one thing. Especially from your country.

    Listen to what we are telling you. You can interview right in your country, it is not any easier if you come over to the US, does not give you any advantage at all.
  3. by   razvan78
    Hy,
    I have a great news.We received the Visa Screen.Please tell me what's next.What it has to be done for obtaining the visa?
    Thank you.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from razvan78
    Hy,
    I have a great news.We received the Visa Screen.Please tell me what's next.What it has to be done for obtaining the visa?
    Thank you.
    you need to find an employer who is willing to petition you start the process by filing I140. Currently you will be affected by retrogression but no reason why you do not start the process by finding an employer. Be aware that many at the moment are delaying employing foreign nurses who need petition due to the delays with retrogression
  5. by   razvan78
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    you need to find an employer who is willing to petition you start the process by filing I140. Currently you will be affected by retrogression but no reason why you do not start the process by finding an employer. Be aware that many at the moment are delaying employing foreign nurses who need petition due to the delays with retrogression
    Thank you for your answer.
    We have an employer, we have a contract with a hospital, and the form I140 is filled.We don't know when we will receive the visa.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from razvan78
    Thank you for your answer.
    We have an employer, we have a contract with a hospital, and the form I140 is filled.We don't know when we will receive the visa.

    retrogression (no visas) is currently in progress and no telling when you will get a visa. Has your I140 been approved or is it still with the service centre? At the moment there is nothing that can be done except wait

    Suggest you have a read in the retrogression threads
  7. by   suzanne4
    The I-140 is only the first step in the process and is not under the retrogression. Everything beyond that is. The Visa Screen Certificate must be presented when you have your interview at the US Embassy, but that will be sometime down the road for you.

    Once your I-140 is approved, they will send a visa bill to your attorney that will need to be paid and then you will get the DS-230 to be filled out and submitted and that needs to be approved as well.

    As long as the retrogression is in place, they will not be sending out any bills.
  8. by   precious33
    I applied for VisaScreen since 2005, was asked to re submit license validation forms resently.Same done since April .It,s approaching 4 months since the resubmission and still my application is not updated on line ,it,s waiting for review.No certificate recieve.
    At the time when I applied the application was valid for 2 years.
    My concern is that my IELTS will expire August 25th 2007 and I am really not prepared for that expense again since it is not my fault the application is held that long .Everything was submitted months before expiry dates and I keep follow-up only to hear status is under review.How much longer do I have to wait and why? It,s real frustrating .
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from precious33
    I applied for VisaScreen since 2005, was asked to re submit license validation forms resently.Same done since April .It,s approaching 4 months since the resubmission and still my application is not updated on line ,it,s waiting for review.No certificate recieve.
    At the time when I applied the application was valid for 2 years.
    My concern is that my IELTS will expire August 25th 2007 and I am really not prepared for that expense again since it is not my fault the application is held that long .Everything was submitted months before expiry dates and I keep follow-up only to hear status is under review.How much longer do I have to wait and why? It,s real frustrating .
    have you tried ringing them, If it expires you will have no choice but to retake IELTS even though not your fault
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from precious33
    I applied for VisaScreen since 2005, was asked to re submit license validation forms resently.Same done since April .It,s approaching 4 months since the resubmission and still my application is not updated on line ,it,s waiting for review.No certificate recieve.
    At the time when I applied the application was valid for 2 years.
    My concern is that my IELTS will expire August 25th 2007 and I am really not prepared for that expense again since it is not my fault the application is held that long .Everything was submitted months before expiry dates and I keep follow-up only to hear status is under review.How much longer do I have to wait and why? It,s real frustrating .
    There is something that is not adding up here. Why has it taken this long for you to get the VSC? It means that there were issues with something that you submitted to them in the first place. Had you actually passed the CGFNS exam or the NCLEX-RN exam before you applied for the VSC?

    It never takes two years to get approval, I suspect that it had to do with you taking the NLE last summer and having to do a retake. That is not the fault of CGFNS at all. When did you actually pass the needed nursing exam to be able to get that done?
  11. by   precious33
    Thank you Silverdragon102 for your advise to telephone ICHP.As soon I saw the advise I called right away .The gentle man who answer did not wait for any explaination he was so sympathetic ,he appologised and and said he will deal with it right away,and he did .He ask me for my mailing address and assured me that by Friday 3rd I will receive certificate in the mail.
    He told me to check my status ,when I did it says service completed sucessfully and my status is up-dated.
    Susan ,yes my information is correct.It has nothing to do with CGFNS exams .
    I am a Vincentian.
    I have a NY RN License ,and I passed my IELTS 28th August 2005.I think this is more a case of maybe improper storage of records OR AN UNFORTUNATE CASE OF NEGLECT .whatever it is I can,t explain .I keep giving ICHP time to process and follow-up every now and then via e-mail because I didn,t want them to think I am "bugging them".
    Sometimes they took at least 15 working days to respond but it was cheaper to e-mail than to call from my country.
    Anyway the problem is solved.
    I must however let you know that I am not the only Vincentian with this problem and we tend to blame our Nursing School and License Office for late submission .But not until lately when we will receive e-mail verifying that they( CGFNS/ICHP )recieved the documents they requested we realise who is the problem .
    I have friends waiting for CVS for 2yrs as well.Some are not fortunate like others ,where as others re-take IELTS up to 2 times before they receive their Visascreen certificate.My CVS application took about 7 months even though I submitted every thing at once even my IELTS
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from precious33
    Thank you Silverdragon102 for your advise to telephone ICHP.As soon I saw the advise I called right away .The gentle man who answer did not wait for any explaination he was so sympathetic ,he appologised and and said he will deal with it right away,and he did .He ask me for my mailing address and assured me that by Friday 3rd I will receive certificate in the mail.
    He told me to check my status ,when I did it says service completed sucessfully and my status is up-dated.
    Susan ,yes my information is correct.It has nothing to do with CGFNS exams .
    I am a Vincentian.
    I have a NY RN License ,and I passed my IELTS 28th August 2005.I think this is more a case of maybe improper storage of records OR AN UNFORTUNATE CASE OF NEGLECT .whatever it is I can,t explain .I keep giving ICHP time to process and follow-up every now and then via e-mail because I didn,t want them to think I am "bugging them".
    Sometimes they took at least 15 working days to respond but it was cheaper to e-mail than to call from my country.
    Anyway the problem is solved.
    I must however let you know that I am not the only Vincentian with this problem and we tend to blame our Nursing School and License Office for late submission .But not until lately when we will receive e-mail verifying that they( CGFNS/ICHP )recieved the documents they requested we realise who is the problem .
    I have friends waiting for CVS for 2yrs as well.Some are not fortunate like others ,where as others re-take IELTS up to 2 times before they receive their Visascreen certificate.My CVS application took about 7 months even though I submitted every thing at once even my IELTS
    really glad you got it sorted
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from precious33
    Thank you Silverdragon102 for your advise to telephone ICHP.As soon I saw the advise I called right away .The gentle man who answer did not wait for any explaination he was so sympathetic ,he appologised and and said he will deal with it right away,and he did .He ask me for my mailing address and assured me that by Friday 3rd I will receive certificate in the mail.
    He told me to check my status ,when I did it says service completed sucessfully and my status is up-dated.
    Susan ,yes my information is correct.It has nothing to do with CGFNS exams .
    I am a Vincentian.
    I have a NY RN License ,and I passed my IELTS 28th August 2005.I think this is more a case of maybe improper storage of records OR AN UNFORTUNATE CASE OF NEGLECT .whatever it is I can,t explain .I keep giving ICHP time to process and follow-up every now and then via e-mail because I didn,t want them to think I am "bugging them".
    Sometimes they took at least 15 working days to respond but it was cheaper to e-mail than to call from my country.
    Anyway the problem is solved.
    I must however let you know that I am not the only Vincentian with this problem and we tend to blame our Nursing School and License Office for late submission .But not until lately when we will receive e-mail verifying that they( CGFNS/ICHP )recieved the documents they requested we realise who is the problem .
    I have friends waiting for CVS for 2yrs as well.Some are not fortunate like others ,where as others re-take IELTS up to 2 times before they receive their Visascreen certificate.My CVS application took about 7 months even though I submitted every thing at once even my IELTS
    I was just trying to inform you that we have seen delays with documents being submitted or then something left out by your licensing board. And this has been the case more times than not. I never even paid any attention to what you country that you had listed, that does not make a difference to CGFNS/ICHP. But the same thing that I tell people that have waited more than a year to get approval on the I-140 with immigration, 98% of the time there was a problem with the file or application, not the immigration service. Same thing with the VSC.

    If you got a license in NY, it meant that they had received everything in the first place as far as what was required as far as licensure for you, other than needing the required English exams since you went thru the CVS procedure.

    My point that I was trying to make is that if it has been two yearsm there is a problem some place with something. This is not the norm. Average wait time is four months from the time that they receive the English results, as well as the passing results from the CGFNS exam or the NCLEX exam. When it is longer than that, it needs to be followed up with them more readily. And I go by when the final exam was done, not from when the application was submitted. There are others that read this forum, and I am just trying to clarify what they need to do.

    VSC is differnt from the CVS. The issue with the CVS is that they must obtain all of the records, but they can use them for the VSC.

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