Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 26

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 kelownalpn
    Another thought, why would the CGFNS accept my application and be processing it if this was not a possibility? Why would Az. issue me a license? Am I wasting my time and money?
    I am also considering taking my RN through Excelsior once in the states.
    Do I just have pipe dreams? AAArg.
    If you meet requirements for LPN then you can sit the exam it has nothing to do with immigration. CGFNS will accept your application and fees as they evaluate to ensure that you meet immigration requirements or BON requirements depending on application. Not always possible. There are a few posts of Philippine LPN's who have passed the exam but found they did not meet immigration requirements of RN and had to return back to the Philippines.
  2. by   kelownalpn
    Thanks so much for this info Silverdragon. I appreciate your knowledge and prompt reply. I have been working on this whole thing since January of this year, and it has been a long haul. I seem to keep running into hurdles, so far I've jumped over them, but feel dismayed that I may be defeated. I am going to call CGFNS right now and see if I can get their clarification.
    Again, many thanks and I will keep you posted.
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Good luck but you may find it easier to do a bridge program and get RN under your belt
  4. by   kelownalpn
    Thanks again, I guess I will see what happens, and look at starting my RN process. I am motivated and can not give up now.:spin:
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from kelownalpn
    Thanks again, I guess I will see what happens, and look at starting my RN process. I am motivated and can not give up now.:spin:
    Good for you, life always throws hurdles up, retrogression is mine at the moment so stuck waiting in the UK, but things will move forward and get where you want in time, just takes a while. Good luck
  6. by   ruiji29
    Quote from Nars06
    I have applied online for Visa Screen with my CP Certificate and IELTS as my qualification and I did not have to submit the requirements all over again. However, my online status says: License Validation Form from Phils was received but not accepted. I surmise it is because I passed the June 2006 local board. I have passed the retake exam in June 2007 and have on hand the DOLE-issued Certification. I emailed CGFNS & they told me they would only accept documents from PRC. My question is: Does PRC provide CGFNS a list of those who passed the retake of Tests 3&5? or do I have to go to PRC and have them accomplish the Request for Validation of Registration/License, pay the fee and the courier cost all over again?
    hi there! we have the same problem. CGFNS told me that they will wait an official notice about the retake. and i asked them what kind of notice and i also told them that i sent them the DOLE certificate, but unfortunately, they said they didn't receive anything, but i have an e-mail notification that they did receive. It just that, through e-mail, they don't respond effectively. Sometime they respond off topic. What have you done to fix this? can you share it to me? i believe it's not just us who has this problem. i guess we just have to wait.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Licensure and immigration are two very different things. No issue with getting a license, but the problem is with getting a visa thru immigration.

    The TN Visa from Canada requires the RN after your name, as that is the requirement for that visa. We do not have a shortage of LPNs in the US, so there are not any visas available.

    Anna has given excellent advice to you.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ruiji29
    hi there! we have the same problem. CGFNS told me that they will wait an official notice about the retake. and i asked them what kind of notice and i also told them that i sent them the DOLE certificate, but unfortunately, they said they didn't receive anything, but i have an e-mail notification that they did receive. It just that, through e-mail, they don't respond effectively. Sometime they respond off topic. What have you done to fix this? can you share it to me? i believe it's not just us who has this problem. i guess we just have to wait.
    Official documents must be sent by the PRC, they are never accepted directly from the nurse in any case and for whatever reason. Same way that a BON will not accept anything from another state that was submitted directly by the nurse.

    There is no hurry in getting the VSC to you as they are very aware that there are no visas available for you at this time. You need to make sure that they receive the document directly from the issuing office and not from you. Just because it is received, does not mean that it will be accepted from you.
  9. by   kei_song
    I applied for Visa Screening amd submitted all the requirements but when I opened my account it says that "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FROM CORRESPONDENCE TO CGFNS - WAITING TO BE RECEIVED" and
  10. by   kei_song
    I applied for Visa Screening and submitted all the requirements but when I opened my account it says that "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FROM CORRESPONDENCE TO CGFNS - WAITING TO BE RECEIVED" and it has a note telling "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT - passed NCLEX per application, but no state". Do I have to send a letter again to California Board of Nursing to re-send the result of my exam? Please help. Thanks.
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from kei_song
    I applied for Visa Screening and submitted all the requirements but when I opened my account it says that "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FROM CORRESPONDENCE TO CGFNS - WAITING TO BE RECEIVED" and it has a note telling "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT - passed NCLEX per application, but no state". Do I have to send a letter again to California Board of Nursing to re-send the result of my exam? Please help. Thanks.
    How long has it been since CA BRN sent it? It usually takes another 2-3 weeks or so after it has been sent for CGFNS to update your file and they have been known to be late on updating their client's on-line file as well.
  12. by   kei_song
    It about 2 weeks since I asked the CA board of Nursing to give the result of my NCLEX to CGFNS. So does it mean that I have to wait for some more days before doing any action?
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from kei_song
    It about 2 weeks since I asked the CA board of Nursing to give the result of my NCLEX to CGFNS. So does it mean that I have to wait for some more days before doing any action?
    I would give it a bit longer

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