Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 21

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   precious33
    Thank you Susan.I read this forum everyday and it is very helpful.
    My visascreen certificate is in the post but today is Emancipation day in my country so not until friday I can collect it.
    I had since then recieved two more e-mailed auto-reply appologies.
    I guess I lapse in terms of agressiveness towards the follow-up,but it is better to humble at times and let go of certain things.As a matter of fact I was doing all my prepartion on my own and was just waiting on the Visascreen to finalise my approach towards the relocation process .
    I had done several interviews and are still doing reseach as to what exactly I am looking for .
    I was just praying that I don,t have to travel to Trinidad and resit my Ielts or even re-apply for for visa screen certificate .It is just too costly .I did all my necessary preparation up to this stage on my own financially and otherwise and of course by capitalising on this forum.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Thanks for your understanding. I am also trying to alert others: If you do not receive your VSC four months after you have submitted the final test results that they need, you must be persistant in following up with them. The only time that it normally takes longer than that is if there was a problem with them receiving something, or an issue with something that was submitted.

    Never, ever wait more than six months. And actually now, the applications are only good for a year.

    Glad to hear that it will soon be arriving for you.:spin:
  3. by   Ludazka
    Dear Suzanne and Silverdragon,

    I'm a little bit confused regarding the visa screen certificate.

    When do I need it for the first time?:uhoh21:
    I thought I need it for the first time for the employe and the I-140 petition.
    Is it right that I need it only for the us embassy in germany and the border and not before?
    I'm really confused, please help.

    Thank you very much for your help, I appreciate it and wish you both a nice day!

    Ludazka
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Ludazka
    Dear Suzanne and Silverdragon,

    I'm a little bit confused regarding the visa screen certificate.

    When do I need it for the first time?:uhoh21:
    I thought I need it for the first time for the employe and the I-140 petition.
    Is it right that I need it only for the us embassy in germany and the border and not before?
    I'm really confused, please help.

    Thank you very much for your help, I appreciate it and wish you both a nice day!

    Ludazka
    If going through the Consular Processing (CP) route you do not need your VSC until your interview. If going the AOS route (currently can't be done due to retrogression and is actually against immigration if using tourist visa)then I believe you need it when starting the process.

    Employer can file I140 without it

    Hope this helps
  5. by   suzanne4
    But some employers are asking to see it now in the beginning, especially because of wanting the nurse to pass the English exams already.

    Anna is correct in what she stated.
  6. by   Ludazka
    Thank you very much for your reply Suzanna and Silverdragon.
    I'm very relived to have your help.

    Regards
    Ludazka
  7. by   suzanne4
    You are quite welcome.
  8. by   precious33
    Just want to say thanks again .I finally collected my VisaScreen Certificate today from UPS.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Ludazka
    Thank you very much for your reply Suzanna and Silverdragon.
    I'm very relived to have your help.

    Regards
    Ludazka
    your welcome
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from precious33
    Just want to say thanks again .I finally collected my VisaScreen Certificate today from UPS.
    alls well ends well, Great news, one more thing out of the way
  11. by   nikkirom
    Hi!
    I just passed the NCLEX last Aug. 8. Now what? I will be endorsing my NM license to California and New Jersey soon. Should I apply for the VS after endorsing? Or does it even matter which comes first? Also, I have plans of getting married in Jan '08. Would there be any problems with applying for the VS now and getting married at a later date?
    Thank you!
    :spin:
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nikkirom
    Hi!
    I just passed the NCLEX last Aug. 8. Now what? I will be endorsing my NM license to California and New Jersey soon. Should I apply for the VS after endorsing? Or does it even matter which comes first? Also, I have plans of getting married in Jan '08. Would there be any problems with applying for the VS now and getting married at a later date?
    Thank you!
    :spin:
    Where are you actually going to be working? Why are you going to endorse to two different states to start? Both of those states do not issue a permanent license until you are actually in the US and hold a SSN#.

    Getting married has nothing to do with anything at all. Highly recommend that you keep everything in your maiden name until you are in the US and ready to begin work. Then you can change the name on your license by just showing proof that you are legally married. To attempt to change it in mid-cycle will cause much grief.

    And are you marrying someone from your country, or an American?
  13. by   nikkirom
    Hi suzanne4! Thank you for your reply. I'll probably be endorsing my license to NJ instead of both.

    What about my future husband then? Will he too be given a green card even if it was stated on the application that I'm single? I'll be marrying someone from my country.

    Thank you suzanne4 :spin:

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