Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 32

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   nowhere
    It took it 9 days from the time they mailed my certificate until i received it from the courier (UPS-2Go). You should be able to track the document with the tracking number they provide (the tracking number for my package was posted on my online account next to "Issued Certificate"). They also sent this notification to the email address I enlisted.
    Last edit by nowhere on Mar 3, '08
  2. by   potskipottie
    Quote from nowhere
    It took it 9 days from the time they mailed my certificate until i received it from the courier (UPS-2Go). You should be able to track the document with the tracking number they provide (the tracking number for my package was posted on my online account next to "Issued Certificate"). They also sent this notification to the email address I enlisted.
    thank you nowhere. i checked my online account and i did not see a tracking number next to Issued Certificate. the only thing written was the mailed date. i will try to email CGFNS again regarding this, maybe it was just overlooked. thanks again. :spin:
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from maiawel
    does that mean that i really have to send all of it again in the cgfns although it was stated in my status on cgfns that those were already received but not yet reviewd?and that i have to pass both prc and the cabon the license verification form...thank you ms suzanne4!
    If they have it, then it does not need to be sent again. You must have results of exams/licensure forwarded to them. No licensing authority can just release results without your written permission, and they usually charge a fee to do this. CA charges $60 US for it.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from celicamariequimson
    hi im celica marie from philippines..
    i passed the cgfns qualifying exam and ielts..cgfns issued me a certificate.. sad to say my ielts expired and i was not able to apply immediately for a visa screen..and then i took ielts for the 2nd time and i passed..i want to apply for visa screen and these questions are bugging me..
    1. do i have to apply a new cg certificate??because i have a new ielts result??

    2. if cg does not require me to apply a new certificate..
    2.1 what are the requirements for visa screen...
    Welcome to the site

    How long ago did you pass CGFNS exam? The only other requirement for VSC is pass in NCLEX and this these days are what employers are looking for when offering job. Also with retrogression you are looking at years before getting a visa to work in the US and currently we are hearing of employers not looking at foreign nurses due to the delay in not knowing how long it will be before you are over there working
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from celicamariequimson
    hi im celica from philippines..
    i have my cg certificate and ielts(band score of 6.5/speaking=7), im supposed to get a visa screen but unfortunately my ielts expired so i had to retake it and once again i passed with same result..my questions are:
    1. do i have to get another cg certificate because of my recent ielts result so that i could apply my visa screen??
    2. what are the needed requirements in applying visa screen??
    3. is it ok to pay cgfns thru bank draft just like what i did when i applied for the qualifying exam??
    pls.. MODERator Help me..
    Have posted some answers on your other post. We ask that you don't post the same question in different threads, allow people time to read the one question and give their answers.
  6. by   celicamariequimson
    hi im celica from philippines..
    i have my cg certificate and ielts(band score of 6.5/speaking=7), im supposed to get a visa screen but unfortunately my ielts expired so i had to retake it and once again i passed with same result..my questions are:
    1. do i have to get another cg certificate because of my recent ielts result so that i could apply my visa screen??
    2. what are the needed requirements in applying visa screen??
    3. is it ok to pay cgfns thru bank draft just like what i did when i applied for the qualifying exam??
    pls.. MODERator Help me..
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from celicamariequimson
    hi im celica from philippines..
    i have my cg certificate and ielts(band score of 6.5/speaking=7), im supposed to get a visa screen but unfortunately my ielts expired so i had to retake it and once again i passed with same result..my questions are:
    1. do i have to get another cg certificate because of my recent ielts result so that i could apply my visa screen??
    2. what are the needed requirements in applying visa screen??
    3. is it ok to pay cgfns thru bank draft just like what i did when i applied for the qualifying exam??
    pls.. MODERator Help me..
    1. No, you do not have to get another CG certificate.

    2. Pls. go to www.cgfns.org and read their latest Handbook for 2008.

    - It needs transcript evaluation so will have to let your school send your transcripts BUT if you already have your transcripts evaluated already from another CGNFS service such as from CGFNS certification or CGFNS' CES program then you do not have to do it again since they already have a previous evaluation of your transcripts. Provide your CGFNS ID # in your Visa Screen Application Form to facilitate this and answer what service you have availed from CGFNS before if asked in the form.

    The Visa screen Certification program now has a 1 year deadline to send in all reqt's, and in your case the IELTS results, so would recommend that you take the IELTS exam first and pass it before applying for the Visa Screen Certification. Had reports of the Visa Screen application expiring after 1 year when the applicant could not pass the IELTS within the 1 year period.

    3. Yes, it's ok to pay via bank draft. Do the same procedure as before when you applied for the CGFNS certification. I recommend providing your credit card number instead (if applicable) for safety. If you choose bank draft, I recommend sending your application form via Fedex or DHL for safety as well. There has been reports of mails containing bank drafts never reaching their destination.


    *P.S. Will be merging the replies to your other posts re: the same topic in this thread for you and deleting your other duplicate posts from other threads as well. Pls. keep everything on this thread. Thanks.
  8. by   namurit
    I have a question about the online application. What do I put on the "Professional Title Obtained"? This is located under the Schools Attended (college specifically). I put Registered Nurse but I was told by somebody that I should have put "BS Nursing" because I did not obtain my RN from simply graduating with a BSN as I had to take the local licensure exam to obtain the RN. Should I write to CGFNS to change it, or is that understood and accepted that after graduating, I obtained the RN by passing the local board? Also, I need to add information on the "Name of diploma" blanks for high school and college - I need to put "High School Diploma" and "BS Nursing diploma" on these blanks. The reason I didn't was because I thought it was understood that since "Secondary Education" is written there and bec. I'm applying for VisaScreen (nurse), I didn't have to. But now it's bothering me that I didn't fill these up.

    I cannot edit the online application as the attestation has already been signed and the fee already been paid for.
  9. by   namurit
    P.S. "BSN" is a degree, and "RN" is a title so I put RN instead of BSN. Was I wrong in doing this and do I need to write to CGFNS to change it?
  10. by   suzanne4
    You cannot make any changes to what you have submitted so it does not matter at this point.

    But for others that are reading this, this is the reason that I never advise anyone to use the on-line application; many have problems with a wrong date and then things get delayed for months trying to correct it.

    Always better to print out the application, enter the information, then review it, and then send it in. Doing it on-line does not save you any time at all, and there are no visas at this time. So no hurry in actually mailing the application in. But it can cost you extra months when trying to correct something that you submitted and attested to being correct in the first place.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from namurit
    I have a question about the online application. What do I put on the "Professional Title Obtained"? This is located under the Schools Attended (college specifically). I put Registered Nurse but I was told by somebody that I should have put "BS Nursing" because I did not obtain my RN from simply graduating with a BSN as I had to take the local licensure exam to obtain the RN. Should I write to CGFNS to change it, or is that understood and accepted that after graduating, I obtained the RN by passing the local board? Also, I need to add information on the "Name of diploma" blanks for high school and college - I need to put "High School Diploma" and "BS Nursing diploma" on these blanks. The reason I didn't was because I thought it was understood that since "Secondary Education" is written there and bec. I'm applying for VisaScreen (nurse), I didn't have to. But now it's bothering me that I didn't fill these up.

    I cannot edit the online application as the attestation has already been signed and the fee already been paid for.

    It will not make any difference in this case, there is nothing to write them about.
  12. by   Sherps23
    hello suzanne,

    may i ask u one thing about visa screen:

    1) i ahve two courses post secondary, AB Psychology adn BSNursing.Should i also send my diploma in AB psych?


    2) How do i sign the attestation?its confusing

    3) the $ 10 fee, should i make a separate draft for it?

    4) theer is an item where i need to state that i worked in _________ for a _____years. I have yet to recieve any hosiptal experience. what should i put on it?

    thanks
    thanks
  13. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Sherps23
    hello suzanne,

    may i ask u one thing about visa screen:

    1) i ahve two courses post secondary, AB Psychology adn BSNursing.Should i also send my diploma in AB psych?


    2) How do i sign the attestation?its confusing

    3) the $ 10 fee, should i make a separate draft for it?

    4) theer is an item where i need to state that i worked in _________ for a _____years. I have yet to recieve any hosiptal experience. what should i put on it?

    thanks
    thanks
    Not Suzanne but will answer some of your questions.

    In the Philippines, the transcript from the previous courses are already integrated with your nursing transcript for second coursers. Look over the transcript that your nursing school gave you, it is there already. The diploma is not needed. Even your diploma as BSN is not needed. Never has. Only the transcripts are needed, verification of your local license, and a copy of your H.S. diploma if you graduated within 10 years, if more than 10 years - it is waived.

    For all other questions being asked that does not pertain to you such as hospital exp., you either leave blank or place N/A. They will not hold it against you. It is only asked there for information or record purposes.

    What attestation are you talking about? Is what you're talking about is item 20 on page 29 in the application packet? That is just you attesting that all information you gave are true and complete and if were later found out that there was fraud that they have the right to revoke the visa screen certificate anytime and that you give them authority to disclose any information regarding your file upon your designation of certain organizations or employers to receive such information.

    You have to sign it. It is an agreement between you and CGFNS. It is more for legalities.

    You can combine fees in a single bank draft. The total fee is $448. Not sure where the extra $10 you are talking about comes from.

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