Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 29

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   suzanne4
    Quote from spongebob6286
    hello

    i heard from my friend who passed the nclez-rn exam that there is retrogression. may i know when will it end?
    Please take the time to do some reading on these forums, and please keep questions to the topic that is being discussed.

    Yes, the US has been under a retrogression for more than a year, and it is actually expected to last for several years as there are more applicants for visas than what is available per year.

    As mentioned before, passing the NCLEX exam and even getting an employer is no guarantee that you will ever get a green card.

    Questions that you are asking can be answered if you take the time to read the Primer at the top of this forum. You need to pass the English exams to be able to work in the US, does not matter the state as the US government requires it for immigration purposes.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from hinageshi
    suzanne4 and silverdragon102, thank you very much for responding to my queries. i hope you don't mind because i have another set of questions (and i'm sure i'll have more in the future )

    1. one of the forumers here asked about how to go about accomplishing the signature for the visascreen application. i'm not quite sure if it was answered. i also have the same concern. the person was concerned because his signature from his passport was his full name in script except that he did not expand his middle name and just put his middle initial instead. i plan to apply for a passport this week (hopefully). of course, a signature is required in the application form. hence my current dilemma. from what i know, the signature in the visascreen application form as well as to be able to sit for the nclex exam, has to match legal documents. would that be a correct interpretation? my signature in all my legal documents such as prc id and school requirements before is not my full name in script. so i don't know if i'm going to sign with a full name in script in my passport application form. so there. any advice on how to deal with this?

    it has been suggested by suzanne4 before to just put a slash between the scripted full name (including the middle name) and the usual signature. will that be ok?

    like this:

    full name with middle name (in script) / usual signature.

    won't the cgfns interpret the above as my signature. i mean like, they would think that i always sign like that, with full name in script then a slash then another signature (which is my usual signature).

    perhaps my query is really confusing. but i still hope to get inputs from you people. thank you very much for the hard work!
    in the us when you are at work, a full legal signature is usually just the first initial and then the last name written out. middle name is not required to be included in the signature. just make sure that you use the same thing on all documents and you will be fine.
  3. by   mestiza
    hi suzanne4!

    I passed the nclex and cgfns and received my visa screen certificate. Id like to ask you what is the next thing for me to do after receiving the visa screen certificate? I know it is still retrogression and right now im applying in another country while waiting.Please advice me. Thanks!
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mestiza
    hi suzanne4!

    I passed the nclex and cgfns and received my visa screen certificate. Id like to ask you what is the next thing for me to do after receiving the visa screen certificate? I know it is still retrogression and right now im applying in another country while waiting.Please advice me. Thanks!
    Nothing to be done until retrogression is over. Do you have an employer already for the US?
  5. by   suzanne4
    Nothing can be done any further without an employer to start the petitioning process for you. But as you are aware of, with the retrogression in place, it is going to be hard to find someone that will start it as there is no definite time of when you would be able to start or if ever. Employers do not issue visas, that is done only by the US State Dept and as long as there are many more applicants than there are visas, it is going to be hard for anyone to get a visa. Chances go down with each and every new person that wishes to get a visa for here.
  6. by   superman12345
    Hi!

    Since retrogression is ongoing, and a rough estimation of 5 yrs or more before retrogression will be lifted, what will happen to our NCLEX and IELTS results, as well as the Visa screen certificate? Like in my case, my IELTS result will expire next year. Do I have to take another IELTS exam? What about my VSC I have with me right now? By the way, my papers are currently under consular processing. I'm just quite confused. Thanks ahead for the reply.
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from superman12345
    Hi!

    Since retrogression is ongoing, and a rough estimation of 5 yrs or more before retrogression will be lifted, what will happen to our NCLEX and IELTS results, as well as the Visa screen certificate? Like in my case, my IELTS result will expire next year. Do I have to take another IELTS exam? What about my VSC I have with me right now? By the way, my papers are currently under consular processing. I'm just quite confused. Thanks ahead for the reply.
    Your VSC is valid for 5 years and then you need to renew it as it will need to be up to date for immigration. If that is the case then you will need an up to date IELTS exam pass

    That is my understanding
  8. by   nowhere
    CGFNS/ICHP has approved all my documents and is still waiting for the License Validation from California BRN. Yesterday, I noticed that my CGFNS online account has a new entry - a new row:

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FROM CORRESPONDENCE TO CGFNS WAITING TO BE RECEIVED

    It has a note: passed NCLEX per application, but no state


    In the online application, I didn't fill out the entries about having a license in California. I don't have a registration nor license number since I have yet to get a US SSN. Does anyone here have the same situation? What does this mean? I'm going to call them sometime next week about this but I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me about this.
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from nowhere
    CGFNS/ICHP has approved all my documents and is still waiting for the License Validation from California BRN. Yesterday, I noticed that my CGFNS online account has a new entry - a new row:

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FROM CORRESPONDENCE TO CGFNS WAITING TO BE RECEIVED

    It has a note: passed NCLEX per application, but no state


    In the online application, I didn't fill out the entries about having a license in California. I don't have a registration nor license number since I have yet to get a US SSN. Does anyone here have the same situation? What does this mean? I'm going to call them sometime next week about this but I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me about this.
    You don't have to do anything. They already acknowledge you passed the NCLEX and that is all that is needed to complete the VSC process. You cannot say you are licensed nor does CGFNS can as you only passed the NCLEX and is not licensed in CA but that does not matter for the VSC process, anyway. They only need either A CGFNS exam pass or a NCLEX-RN exam pass to complete the process.

    If that was the last req't for you then expect your VSC Cert. to be couriered to you very soon.
  10. by   nowhere
    Thank you, Lawrence.
  11. by   ric11
    Hi! Im a licensed nurse in new mexico, recently passed the ielts exam and currently applying for a visa screen certificate (actually Im still working on the papers and application forms)

    I just need some clarification on what im doing ^^

    So I need to send a request for validation of license to NM. what else should be included to that form? do i have to include a payment to new mexico for this request?

    And btw Im a june 2006 passer but i also passed the retake on june 2007, so i need to include the certificate that I passed the retake together with the vsc application form right? or wrong? ^^

    And the expiration for the vsc application is 1 year right? But if I completed all the requirements for vsc within that period what will happen next?
  12. by   lawrence01
    Quote from ric11
    Hi! Im a licensed nurse in new mexico, recently passed the ielts exam and currently applying for a visa screen certificate (actually Im still working on the papers and application forms)

    I just need some clarification on what im doing ^^

    So I need to send a request for validation of license to NM. what else should be included to that form? do i have to include a payment to new mexico for this request?

    And btw Im a june 2006 passer but i also passed the retake on june 2007, so i need to include the certificate that I passed the retake together with the vsc application form right? or wrong? ^^

    And the expiration for the vsc application is 1 year right? But if I completed all the requirements for vsc within that period what will happen next?
    You need to send NM BON the License Validation Form found in the Visa Screen application packet and include the fee with it. Double check on NM's website for the appropriate fee as each State BON/BRN will have diff. fees from one another. As a perspective, CA BRN's fee for this is $60.

    As for the PRC license, it depends. Was the re-take a total re-take or just test 3 and 5? If you waived your license from being a June 2006 passer and have re-taken the whole exam, you are no longer considered a June 2006 passer but a June 2007 passer and so would only need to send the same License Validation Form to PRC and have then send it to ICHP.

    For test 3 and 5 re-takers only, most people send in a copy of the DOLE Cert. attached to their VSC application form in addition to having PRC send a License validation to ICHP as well (same procedure as above). However, am not sure if sending the DOLE Cert. is of any significance as the master list of passers for the re-take of test 3 and 5 have been sent directly by DOLE/PRC to ICHP and CGFN's lawyers double check the names on that list.

    You have to complete all req'ts within 1 year, so it is advisable to only apply once all req'ts are done already.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Feb 6, '08
  13. by   ric11
    thank you very much lawrence for the reply! :spin:

    but im a bit confused about the fee that nm charge for validation of license because i just saw a post here saying that its free of charge. i just want to make sure its true and if the policy is still the same, bec. it was posted last 2006.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f75/visa...-181433-2.html


    last question, i cant find my high school diploma, and when i asked for a copy from my school they said that they no longer give out copies of diploma, its a policy of the DepEd. They can only give me a certificate that i graduated and completed my secondary education there. will cgfns accept that kind of document?

    ...and yet another edit for another question.. hmm just to clarify. the vsc application fee is $448 right?

    im sorry for asking these kinds of questions i just want to make sure of everything im doing. im processing this application on my own. -.-"
    Last edit by ric11 on Feb 6, '08

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