Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 24

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   eddernest
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Do you really need to take CGFNS exam? It really isn't recommended unless state requires it and now not many do.
    I think Certification Program will be a great help for me considering the fact that i haven't decided yet where to go. I'm Considering US, UK, and Australia... I think CGFNS is not only for the US but also valid for other countries for me to be eligible for Registration.

    Hope im getting this right.. :uhoh21:
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Eddernest
    I think Certification Program will be a great help for me considering the fact that i haven't decided yet where to go. I'm Considering US, UK, and Australia... I think CGFNS is not only for the US but also valid for other countries for me to be eligible for Registration.

    Hope im getting this right.. :uhoh21:
    CGFNS exam is only valid for the US will not help you to get work elsewhere in the world apart from being able to use the English exam as long as score meets that country's requirement. Also changes in the EU means it is now harder to get a work permit.
  3. by   czechmom
    Hi ,i graduated nursing school in the czech republic in 1994,I'm US resident and i really want to become RN here in the states(Philadlphia)I didn't hear very good things about Cgfns,does anybody else have any suggestions on how to become RN here without going to nursing school again.Thanks a lot
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Pavla
    Hi ,i graduated nursing school in the czech republic in 1994,I'm US resident and i really want to become RN here in the states(Philadlphia)I didn't hear very good things about Cgfns,does anybody else have any suggestions on how to become RN here without going to nursing school again.Thanks a lot


    I can't see you having any problems as long as you can get your transcripts sent to CGFNS, mainly people just require CES which is evaluation of your course you only need to do CGFNS exam if the state requires it but now only a small handful do require it.. Many people have had no problems with CGFNS but usually you do not hear from them. You just need to follow requirements with BON for foreign trained nurse.
  5. by   royz23
    i got an email from CGFNS, and they said that they havent receive any proof from BON NM that i passed, to think that it's over 60 days (45-60 days processing time) and they already charged my credit card 2 days after i faxed the form to them... however, I sent an email as well to NM, unfortunately they don't reply and when you call them, a voicemail always answer my call. tough luck!

    On the other hand, my friend sent her license verification form to BON CA for her VSC, and she got her status "passed", to think that i applied 2 weeks earlier....

    Oh well, i don't know what to do now. maybe, wait... wait... and wait... :angryfire
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Pavla
    Hi ,i graduated nursing school in the czech republic in 1994,I'm US resident and i really want to become RN here in the states(Philadlphia)I didn't hear very good things about Cgfns,does anybody else have any suggestions on how to become RN here without going to nursing school again.Thanks a lot
    PA actually requires the CGFNS exam for initial licensure, but you can endorse without the exam. Suggest that you go that route.

    If you have the appropriate hours listed on your transcript, then there is no reason for you to have to attend school again. You are required to have theory and clinical hours in all of the required areas.

    Suggest that you read the Primer that I wrote here to get more specifics as to what is required of you to be able to get a license here.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from royz23
    i got an email from CGFNS, and they said that they havent receive any proof from BON NM that i passed, to think that it's over 60 days (45-60 days processing time) and they already charged my credit card 2 days after i faxed the form to them... however, I sent an email as well to NM, unfortunately they don't reply and when you call them, a voicemail always answer my call. tough luck!

    On the other hand, my friend sent her license verification form to BON CA for her VSC, and she got her status "passed", to think that i applied 2 weeks earlier....

    Oh well, i don't know what to do now. maybe, wait... wait... and wait... :angryfire
    Contact them again, that is all that you can do.
  8. by   bunso
    Quote from suzanne4
    The wait time is just a couple of months, not six months. But what type of working visa? The only thing that is available to you is the H1-C, and that is not a good idea in any case for anyone. If you do not like the facility, or they do not like you, it is very difficult to get placement at another facility that can do the H1-C; there are only 15 out of the entire US.

    Not sure why your employer did not give you this information about the VSC being required before any visa would be issued to you in the first place. At this point, it will be more to do with if the employer still has a spot for you, that may no longer be in existance because of the time that has passed. I would check with them, and a new contract is going to be required to be submitted to the US Embassy before they will grant a visa.
    Hi, My VSC was certified and mailed maybe I will recieve it in two weeks time.
    Written on my papers, my visa symbol is E(followed by an X? like EX) something like that..:uhoh21: I was actually informed by my employer about the VSC required before visa would be issued. I tried taking the english test and it was only this May that I passed. My employer is still waiting for me. Now, Im worried, am I affected with the retrogression? That it took me 1year and 6 months to submit my VSC. And will I go for repeat medical examination? And I have to ask my employer for a new contract to submit at he US Embassy? Ohh please, lessen all these worries... thank you:spin:
  9. by   czechmom
    OK here i'm again,Ijust got an email from WES (world education services)they do your credit evaluation also.My nursing school mailed them everything,transcripts for all four years,diploma...and they just wrote me that my nursing college degree from the czech republic is only equivelent to high school diploma here in the US.They are only mailing me document by document evaluation instead of the credit evaluation that I requested.Now I wonder what to do,is it even worth it to go with CGFNS.Another girl from the czech republic that i spoke with told me the same thing about CGFNS,after mailing all her documents in they said that her education just wasn't enough.Common 4!!! years of nursing school.Pleease hlp is there any czech nurses working in the US!!!!I'm not worried about the visa part becouse i'm a greencard holder.I need ANY suggestions!!!!Thank you all
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from bunso
    Hi, My VSC was certified and mailed maybe I will recieve it in two weeks time.
    Written on my papers, my visa symbol is E(followed by an X? like EX) something like that..:uhoh21: I was actually informed by my employer about the VSC required before visa would be issued. I tried taking the english test and it was only this May that I passed. My employer is still waiting for me. Now, Im worried, am I affected with the retrogression? That it took me 1year and 6 months to submit my VSC. And will I go for repeat medical examination? And I have to ask my employer for a new contract to submit at he US Embassy? Ohh please, lessen all these worries... thank you:spin:
    What type of visa are you actually trying to get? We do not have working visas, only the green card; except for 15 facilities in the US that can petition under the H1-C visa.

    Normally, you have only one year to submit the VSC to complete the requirements, or your visa number that was allotted was used for someone else. Suspect that you were trying to go for the green card, as the H1-C petition requires that you already have the VSC in hand before your petition can even be submitted.

    Suggest that you follow up with the US Embassy where you were submitted thru. They can give you the correct answer, but at this point, with the retrogression in place and the fact that you took over the year to get the VSC, more than likely you are going to be waiting.

    And the medical exam is only good for one year, and you most definitely will need a new contract; but do not do anything with that until you talk with the officials at the US Embassy.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Pavla
    OK here i'm again,Ijust got an email from WES (world education services)they do your credit evaluation also.My nursing school mailed them everything,transcripts for all four years,diploma...and they just wrote me that my nursing college degree from the czech republic is only equivelent to high school diploma here in the US.They are only mailing me document by document evaluation instead of the credit evaluation that I requested.Now I wonder what to do,is it even worth it to go with CGFNS.Another girl from the czech republic that i spoke with told me the same thing about CGFNS,after mailing all her documents in they said that her education just wasn't enough.Common 4!!! years of nursing school.Pleease hlp is there any czech nurses working in the US!!!!I'm not worried about the visa part becouse i'm a greencard holder.I need ANY suggestions!!!!Thank you all
    One significant item is it will depend on when you completed your nursing training, was it done after you graduated from a high school program, or was the HS included with it? If that is the case, that is going to cause problems for you.

    I recommended CGFNS for their credentials eval, never recommend any of the others. Plus if you decide to go for further studies later on, the CES is going to be required, the schools do not accept the other evaluations.

    I would go thru the evaluation by CGFNS, they give the final information that is accepted by all fifty states. They look at each application on a case by case issue, we can only recommend that you go thru them and then go on from there.

    You also have to remember that CGFNS is under contract to the US federal government for the services that they provide, so they are going to be the most upfront with you on everything. You do have a green card, but immigration and licensure are two very different things, and you still are required to go thru the licensing process as being a foreign-trained RN.

    Best of luck to you.
  12. by   bunso
    Quote from suzanne4
    What type of visa are you actually trying to get? We do not have working visas, only the green card; except for 15 facilities in the US that can petition under the H1-C visa.

    Normally, you have only one year to submit the VSC to complete the requirements, or your visa number that was allotted was used for someone else. Suspect that you were trying to go for the green card, as the H1-C petition requires that you already have the VSC in hand before your petition can even be submitted.

    Suggest that you follow up with the US Embassy where you were submitted thru. They can give you the correct answer, but at this point, with the retrogression in place and the fact that you took over the year to get the VSC, more than likely you are going to be waiting.

    And the medical exam is only good for one year, and you most definitely will need a new contract; but do not do anything with that until you talk with the officials at the US Embassy.
    Hi,
    I went to the US Embassy last August and asked about my Visa application they told me that it is Active and asking me to pass my VSC. What I know, the petition that the company filed for me as a future employee to immigrate to the US.. So in every letter I received it is stated: Immigrant Visa Case of:...
    Another is I am confuse, My sister have answered the 9089 form while I did not. After making payment for the fee bill, they sent me the DS-230. after a month or two, I had my medical exam then I was interviewed and it was only the VSC that I dont have.. So, my application for immigrant visa is for the green card?
    :uhoh21lease help me and lessen my worries...
    thank you very much.
  13. by   SilverSurfer
    Hi,
    On my Visascreen Status it says, LICENSE VALIDATION FORM - RECEIVED BUT NOT REVIEWED , PASSED CP OR NCLEX - WAITING FOR PASSING TEST RESULTS, what does this mean, do I have to pay the extra $10. to California for the extra Form for the Test Results or it is already inclusive on the Validation form theyve sent?

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