Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 3

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   kathykaye
    to apply for visa screen certificate, go to cgfns website.

    www.cgfns.org
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Yichen5
    Hello, there,
    I was from Taiwan and studied & graduated from ADN in TN, USA last Dec. and have just passed NCLEX and got my RN licensure number on 1/29,2007. yeah!!!! I'm so excited.

    ok.... now, my question is... I recieved trainning in usa, so does that mean I'm exempt for the English test(like TOFEL i.e.) for the VSC?

    I can only stay until the end of Feb after I graudated. I'm somewhat confused about what to do next. I posted my resume on webs and hope to have a hospital to contact me. nothing new yet. I know I need to apply for a visa screen, which form on USCIS should I obtain and fill out? Anyone kindly recommends a dependable lawyer who is good at this will be so much appreciated (I am in West TN). The hospital where I practiced as an intern did not do such a sponsorship thing despite my director has helped me to talk with them. and several nearby hospitals did not do such a thing, either. I was very upset but I'm not losing my hope.

    I wish every one good luck!
    and thanks for Suzanne's effort to keep us informed the updates.
    Without having an OPT that you can work under there is no other way at the moment for you to be petitioned to work due to the retrogression. Only the I-140 can be submitted and that will not permit you to remain in the US, or to work. Do not expect anything to open up before this summer at the very earliest. It will be easiest for you to be petitioned from home and then you can return to the US.

    No one has done sponsorship in a few years, that was for the H1-B visa that does not exist for nurses any longer. For the green card, they only need to petition, and no further paperwork from them.
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    You will not find any hospitals contacting you as no one knows when the retrogression will end and they can't do anything right now.

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    Visa Screen Certificate application is on the CGFNS website, it does not come from USCIS.
  3. by   Yichen5
    Suzanne,
    I very much appreciate your taking time to answer our questions as you always do. Your valuable opinions help us make decisions.
  4. by   Yichen5
    Quote from kathykaye
    to apply for visa screen certificate, go to cgfns website.

    www.cgfns.org
    Thanky you, Kathyaye:roll
  5. by   eivan
    After visascreen, What am I suppose to do?

    Find an employer that will petition me? Is that correct?
  6. by   lawrence01
    Actually, when you already have proof of passing NCLEX you can look for an employer already.
  7. by   Yichen5
    I'm just wondering if this is the step I should be taking right now... applying for VSC even though I have not found a hospital to do the petition? Do I need to wait until the retrogression is resolved? (I have got my RN licene on 1/29). Will they deny my application because I have never had nursing experiences (I'm just a new America-educated, foreign-born RN)?
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Yichen5
    I'm just wondering if this is the step I should be taking right now... applying for VSC even though I have not found a hospital to do the petition? Do I need to wait until the retrogression is resolved? (I have got my RN licene on 1/29). Will they deny my application because I have never had nursing experiences (I'm just a new America-educated, foreign-born RN)?

    VSC is required only for immigration purposesa and has nothing to do with employers or anything else, or what experience that you have. I highly recommend that you apply for it now.

    As a foreign nurse, you are required to go thru the same immigration process, the only thing that is waived for you is the requirement of the English exams if you did your basic nursing training in the US.
  9. by   Yichen5
    Hello, Susanne,
    I was going to apply it on-line... but I encountered a "internal server error" when I wanted to add my secondary school. Can I give that up and just go the mail rout? The order number is still there and I don't see the cancel button anywhere. Maybe I should call them Monday....

    I've asked so many quesitons these days... Thank you for your patience!


    Quote from suzanne4
    The Visa Screen Certificate usually takes about four months, if you have not gone thru any CGFNS application previously. You only need the IELTS and the NCLEX to apply for it, but I suggest that you do it by a paper application, since you are going to need to mail them things in the first place. Have sen too many issues with the on-line applications in the past.

    Go to www.cgfns.org and download the applciation for the Visa Screen Certificate.
  10. by   EFAN
    Hi Suzanne, any chance you'd know which states require the cgfns? You are extremely informative....thanx so much
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from EFAN
    Hi Suzanne, any chance you'd know which states require the cgfns? You are extremely informative....thanx so much

    Please just do a search on this forum. But you should be selecting a state by where you wish to work, that should be your priority.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Yichen5
    Hello, Susanne,
    I was going to apply it on-line... but I encountered a "internal server error" when I wanted to add my secondary school. Can I give that up and just go the mail rout? The order number is still there and I don't see the cancel button anywhere. Maybe I should call them Monday....

    I've asked so many quesitons these days... Thank you for your patience!

    I always recommend the pen and paper application to them, not the on-line form, for this very same reason. Once it is sent, it is sent and cannot be corrected.

    Just call them.
  13. by   EFAN
    Quote from suzanne4
    Please just do a search on this forum. But you should be selecting a state by where you wish to work, that should be your priority.
    Hi suzanne! thanx for the quick reply. I'm hoping to find work in Nevada...that is wear my husband wants to move to also. Good idea...why didn't i think of calling them? haha silly me.

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