Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 36

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   nars1218
    this is actual action i did for my vsc and not hearsay.

    thread edited to conform to the tos of this site.

    suzanne4
  2. by   suzanne4
    I understand what you are posting, but then you got by very lucky as the fee that CA charges to complete the verification for the VSC is normally $60. We have not seen that change.

    Consider yourself quite lucky, but that is not the norm for them.
    Just check out all of the other threads on this forum concerning the fees for CA for the VSC.

    Best of luck to you.
  3. by   agent_zero
    Hi Suzanne! Recently acquired my nursing degree and I'm planning to take my NCLEX in the US but only have tourist visa. I'm also planning to do my fingerprint scan there since according to Cal BON it is much faster if done via live scan. Can I finish everything from NCLEX Application to Examination during my stay there? I have all my requirements here already but the school transcript have just recently being sent there. Can I incorporate all that during my stay there? Do you have any suggestions on a quicker way? thanks.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from agent_zero
    Hi Suzanne! Recently acquired my nursing degree and I'm planning to take my NCLEX in the US but only have tourist visa. I'm also planning to do my fingerprint scan there since according to Cal BON it is much faster if done via live scan. Can I finish everything from NCLEX Application to Examination during my stay there? I have all my requirements here already but the school transcript have just recently being sent there. Can I incorporate all that during my stay there? Do you have any suggestions on a quicker way? thanks.
    We do not recommend California for initial licensure. Ca will destroy your file after 3 years if you do not provide them with a SSN and with retrogression the likelihood of meeting that is low, you are aware of issues and retrogression? You will not be able to adjust your visa once in the US

    I would say it depends on how quick Ca will give their eligibility once you have done fingerprints to whether you are able to sit the exam whilst out there. Maybe quicker to do fingerprints via card.
  5. by   icanmakeit
    Hello,
    I Am An Rn With Nclex, Ielts And Work Experience Of Less Than A Year. Now I Am Looking For A Speedy Way To Get To Usa. I Was Considering Hic Visa. But Your Advise Is Enough For Me To Be Enlightened. Desperately, I Am In Work Study Scholarship Program Fully Funded, I Will Work 20 Hours A Week At 20 Dollars Per Hour. Will It Be Ok To Have 1,600 Dollars A Month In Texas, Usa. Will I Live A Decent Life With That. Please Enlighten Me On This. Thank You And More Power.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    There is no speedy way to work in the US. Retrogression has been ongoing since Oct 2006 and there are no visas for nurses currently
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from icanmakeit
    Hello,
    I Am An Rn With Nclex, Ielts And Work Experience Of Less Than A Year. Now I Am Looking For A Speedy Way To Get To Usa. I Was Considering Hic Visa. But Your Advise Is Enough For Me To Be Enlightened. Desperately, I Am In Work Study Scholarship Program Fully Funded, I Will Work 20 Hours A Week At 20 Dollars Per Hour. Will It Be Ok To Have 1,600 Dollars A Month In Texas, Usa. Will I Live A Decent Life With That. Please Enlighten Me On This. Thank You And More Power.
    That amount of money is considered poverty level by many. You are also forgetting that taxes get taken out of that. You definitely are not going to be living decently. Far from that.

    And what do you plan to do when you complete this study program? There still are no visas available, and the student visa will run out.

    There are no speedy ways to get to the US, really never have been either. But most definitely not now. And experience of less than a year is going to make it hard to find any employer as a start, does not matter what the program is promising, they do not have any input on the jobs that will be offered. Chances are that it will be in a nursing home or a border town where you will have too many patients to care for properly and then have the best chance of losing a license. And if that happens, you can kiss your IS career good-bye.

    The only ones that come out ahead with this type of programs are the schools and the recruiters. Not the nurse. And no matter what they promise, you do not begin to work immediately, it is months before you are given approval by the US government to work. The student visa does not permit one to work immediately; this is something else that the students are not informed of either.
  8. by   icanmakeit
    Thank you very much Suzanne for that enlightenment. What do you think is the best thing I will do as of the moment. A little idea of foregoing my American dreams really sucks. But one has to face the reality. Do you think its a good idea if Ill give up my American dream and instead go to New Zealand where visa processing will only take 6-12 months. NCLEX was really an effort to me and with the things that are going on, it seems that the effort is becoming a waste. Please help me Suzanne, I really dont know what to do anymore. Thank you.
  9. by   chink
    hi..i just want to have a clarification about a question in the application form..16c, the month and day that i should write down for the NCLEX-RN is the date i sat the exams which was august 30, 2007 or should it be the date written on the passing letter they sent me which was september 14, 2007?

    the state and country: is it the place where i took it (in my case, it's in makati, philippines)? or the state where i applied in (California)?

    and lastly, i should tick NO for the question asking whether passing of the exam led to the issuance of a license, right? since technically, i'm not licensed yet coz i don't have a SSN.

    My questions seem so lame, .. but i really want to get this right..so any help would be appreciated..thanks!
  10. by   icanmakeit
    i have a question miss suzanne, what if ill file for a reciprocity to other state where my license wont expire provided of course that i find an employer. do you think its a good idea or still futile? On the other hand, i have also an employer from dearborn county hospital,indiana, is it a good idea that i will proceed with my employment there so that the immigration processing will move on and for the meantime while retrogression is not lifted yet i will try my luck in new zealand? please help me. thank you.
  11. by   bounty
    Hello Suzanne, hello Everyone.
    I'm a male nurse. I'm 39 years Old.I'm father for four Children. I worked as a male nurse since 1989; So the experience is 18 years in the field. The training of nursing take 3 years (36 months) in my country. My speciality as male nurse is :"Intensif and general care". I want to live and to work in USA. What you can advise me? Am I able to work in the States? Is my diploma recognized ?
    I hope that my questions will find answers
    Thanks a lot and God Bless you
    Last edit by bounty on Aug 8, '08
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from icanmakeit
    i have a question miss suzanne, what if ill file for a reciprocity to other state where my license wont expire provided of course that i find an employer. do you think its a good idea or still futile? On the other hand, i have also an employer from dearborn county hospital,indiana, is it a good idea that i will proceed with my employment there so that the immigration processing will move on and for the meantime while retrogression is not lifted yet i will try my luck in new zealand? please help me. thank you.
    Only NCLEX results have reciprocity. When moving states you have to either complete license by examination and ask state to forward your NCLEX results if no license is issued or endorse if you have a license. Regardless you usually still have to meet their requirements for foreign trained.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from bounty
    Hello Suzanne, hello Everyone.
    I'm a male nurse. I'm 39 years Old.I'm father for four Children. I worked as a male nurse since 1989; So the experience is 18 years in the field. The training of nursing take 3 years (36 months) in my country. My speciality as male nurse is :"Intensif and general care". I want to live and to work in USA. What you can advise me? Am I able to work in the States? Is my diploma recognized ?
    I hope that my questions will find answers
    Thanks a lot and God Bless you
    Usually your training would be accepted but the only way to know for definite is apply to a state and go through their process of application for foreign nurse and meet their requirements. A good starting point would be the sticky titled Primer to working in the USA. Be aware that the US has retrogression and you will have a long wait in front of you however if it is your determination then set yourself goals to work towards.

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