Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 27

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   lawrence01
    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?
    Anna, is right it would be longer. The 2-3 weeks or so I gave was base on when CA BRN was able to send it.

    My experience w/ CA BRN is they only send it after 2-3 weeks or so as well upon receiving your request. They do these manually.

    So, that is 2-3 weeks or so of lag from your request to CA BRN and then another 2-3 weeks or so for CGFNS to review and update your file after they receive that letter from CA BRN, for atotal of 4-6 weeks. And it is not uncommon as well that it can take longer than that.
  2. by   manilagurl14
    hello! i have a question about the application form for the VSC. this might've been asked before, but i've read through this whole thread and i felt that i haven't sufficiently gotten an answer for it, hence this inquiry.

    anyway, i went to this university before going to nursing school. i only spent 2 years there, didn't finish my degree, then i transferred to my nursing school where i eventually graduated. so, i've written this university under the post-secondary, non-profession-related program of the education evaluation part of the application. my question is, what do i write under "name of diploma or certificate in its original language"? do i write the degree/course i took in this university or do i just leave it blank because technically, i didn't receive any diploma or certificate for that? and for the "degree obtained" part, do i put an X, N/A or do i just leave it blank? lastly, will i need to give them a "request for academic records" and ask them to send my documents to ICHP?

    any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated. thanks, in advance.
  3. by   pejirulez
    Hi, I'm kinda new here. It took me almost 2hours to read everything in this thread. I must say I learned a lot especially from suzanne and silverdragon. I still have some questions in mind:

    I registered with the online service of CGFNS last april supposedly for visascreen, because I have passed both NCLEX and IELTS last february and march 2007, respectively. But the problem with the june 2006 exam prompted me to cancel my visascreen application and I focused instead on the june 2007 retake-all exam. Fortunately I passed the exam again and is now resuming the process of VSC application. My question is,

    1. Do I have to apply for a new account? Because I'm worried that my application will expire and I have to pay again.

    2. Which is better? Online application or via mail?

    3. If via mail, how will I check the status of my application online?
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pejirulez
    Hi, I'm kinda new here. It took me almost 2hours to read everything in this thread. I must say I learned a lot especially from suzanne and silverdragon. I still have some questions in mind:

    I registered with the online service of CGFNS last april supposedly for visascreen, because I have passed both NCLEX and IELTS last february and march 2007, respectively. But the problem with the june 2006 exam prompted me to cancel my visascreen application and I focused instead on the june 2007 retake-all exam. Fortunately I passed the exam again and is now resuming the process of VSC application. My question is,

    1. Do I have to apply for a new account? Because I'm worried that my application will expire and I have to pay again.

    2. Which is better? Online application or via mail?

    3. If via mail, how will I check the status of my application online?
    Thank you

    When did you cancel your last application for VSC? If more than 12 months ago then you will need to start all over again and also arrange again for your NCLEX and English exam results to be sent as well as local board results.

    Depends on mail or online. With mail you can make sure everything has been filled in properly when done online and filed and then you notice problems then you can't do anything online you have to send by mail. If done by mail you should still get a ref number and observe online progress
  5. by   pejirulez
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Thank you

    When did you cancel your last application for VSC? If more than 12 months ago then you will need to start all over again and also arrange again for your NCLEX and English exam results to be sent as well as local board results.

    Depends on mail or online. With mail you can make sure everything has been filled in properly when done online and filed and then you notice problems then you can't do anything online you have to send by mail. If done by mail you should still get a ref number and observe online progress
    pardon me for the term, what I meant was I postponed my VSC application last april. so there are only 4 months left before my application expire on april 2008. and im still waiting for the release of my Phil license due on dec20. shall i register a new account just to be sure?
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pejirulez
    pardon me for the term, what I meant was I postponed my VSC application last april. so there are only 4 months left before my application expire on april 2008. and im still waiting for the release of my Phil license due on dec20. shall i register a new account just to be sure?
    If you register a new account I think you will have to pay fees again. If you still have a few months left I would say complete forms for license release and send in, once they have it shouldn't take long to issue VSC
  7. by   suzanne4
    You will need to pay an additional fee if not completed by the one year, but you do not need to submit documents again for the ones that they have.

    This is why we always tell everyone not to apply for the VSC until they know that things are going to be done.
  8. by   pejirulez
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Thank you

    When did you cancel your last application for VSC? If more than 12 months ago then you will need to start all over again and also arrange again for your NCLEX and English exam results to be sent as well as local board results.

    Depends on mail or online. With mail you can make sure everything has been filled in properly when done online and filed and then you notice problems then you can't do anything online you have to send by mail. If done by mail you should still get a ref number and observe online progress
    the thing is, i haven't paid yet because i know i'm going to have problems with the local license. i guess i'll just follow what you guys said, to send it by mail. that way, there's no risk of it being expired. maybe while waiting for the license on dec, i will just request the CaBON for verification of NCLEX coz you said it takes some time to do.
  9. by   suzanne4
    If you never paid for it, then the application has had nothing done with it and there is nothing to expire in four months.

    But suggest that you contact them to see if they still have the information that you submitted if you did. Time only starts from when payment is received, they will not do a thing with what you sent them. And be aware that they are not required to keep what you did send to them months ago.

    I always recommend mail only for registering for the VSC.
  10. by   pejirulez
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you never paid for it, then the application has had nothing done with it and there is nothing to expire in four months.

    But suggest that you contact them to see if they still have the information that you submitted if you did. Time only starts from when payment is received, they will not do a thing with what you sent them. And be aware that they are not required to keep what you did send to them months ago.

    I always recommend mail only for registering for the VSC.
    oh i see, thanks for clearing it up for me
  11. by   Nars06
    Hi, ruiji29, I called the regional office of DOLE and they said they don't send CGFNS a list of retake passers so I went to PRC and asked them the same thing. PRC said it is DOLE who sends it ... what do you make of this??? Frustrating, no? So what I did was to accomplish the Request for Validation of License for Visa Screen and attached a certified true photocopy of the DOLE-issued certificate and had PRC validate it and sent it through courier. Additional expense of 1200 php for unfortunate june 2006 passers like us.
  12. by   lengdoo
    Quote from Nars06
    Hi, ruiji29, I called the regional office of DOLE and they said they don't send CGFNS a list of retake passers so I went to PRC and asked them the same thing. PRC said it is DOLE who sends it ... what do you make of this??? Frustrating, no? So what I did was to accomplish the Request for Validation of License for Visa Screen and attached a certified true photocopy of the DOLE-issued certificate and had PRC validate it and sent it through courier. Additional expense of 1200 php for unfortunate june 2006 passers like us.

    Has this been received and accepted by CGFNS? I also have problems with CGFNS regarding this issue? If you call them they will say they are waiting for electronic file but can not give time estimate. So when did you send yours. There's 17000 passers:angryfire
  13. by   lengdoo
    Quote from Nars06
    Hi, ruiji29, I called the regional office of DOLE and they said they don't send CGFNS a list of retake passers so I went to PRC and asked them the same thing. PRC said it is DOLE who sends it ... what do you make of this??? Frustrating, no? So what I did was to accomplish the Request for Validation of License for Visa Screen and attached a certified true photocopy of the DOLE-issued certificate and had PRC validate it and sent it through courier. Additional expense of 1200 php for unfortunate june 2006 passers like us.

    My sister called CGFNS to ask them exactly what document are they waiting to update the status because she had all the exams done since last year. She paid for annual extension because of what happened on Test 3 and 5 -it is taking long for CGFNS to update the 17000 passers VISA SCREEN. We asked if they want us to send the certificate issued by PRC or DOLE. The only thing they said is we are waiting for a document. They wouldnt give details of when they will update the file or what documents are they waiting.

    If they cant handle the load and could not give estimates, they should give it to other agencies who can handle the load. We cant wait forever. They will say, "Be Patient, etc. I told them dont you think almost 4 months of waiting is not patient, and they are earning from expired VISA SCREENs. I mean come to think of it, this is unexpected and the delay is on their part and they wont give any news or information as to the time.

    So all VISA SCREEN applicants will just have to be patient... Im not sure but you guys can verify. Keep us posted. This was just last month. THings might have changed.

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