Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 40

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   koinurse
    Hi Silverdragon! Greetings!
    I have a question about my visascreen. I have submitted all my papers, and have requested BRN - CA to submit my NCLEX results to CGFNS by mail with the $60 enclosed. I called BRN then they said that they have sent my results last August but until now when I update my file for my visascreen application, everything is ok except for the NCLEX - waiting for passing test results when I already passed August 1 of this year. When I call CGFNS they just tell me that what I see on their website with regards to my status is also what they see...... so they cannot give me any other information. It is frustrating, but should I send another request to the BRN?
    Thank you in advance and have a good day!
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from springurl
    Happy Thanksgiving Day!

    I would to ask regarding my CFGNS visascreen application. My employer processed my cgfns visascreen application online December 7, 2007. Cgfns received all the documents from my license verifications (local and passing nclex), school documents, and ielts, except that my employer still has not fully paid cgfns to review my papers.

    I have been insistent and reminded my employer regarding payment, and he promised that he will pay for it. I would like to ask if there is an expiration on my papers? since I still got A WEEK before my application turns one year. Will I get to resubmit all my cgfns requirements again?

    Please help. Thank you.
    If they never paid the fee, then not one thing has been done with it. Suspect that the file does not exist any longer by this time at all. The application is good for one year, but they only have to go by that if they have received payment along with the application. A year later and no oe is going to be holding onto anything. Remember that until payment is made for services, there is no contract between CGFNS and the applicant so they are not required to keep things for a year.

    If your employer never did anything in a year, what else have they not done? Personally, I would tell you to look for another employer since this one is not interested in paying for services so that means that they do not think that you are going to get to the US for a very long time.

    This is another reason why one should always be doing their own processing and not relying on an agency. For one thing, the VSC is going to belong to them, not you. Unless you pay for it, then you have no control over it and what if you decide to move on to a different employer? You are in a pickle as they would have submitted something to CGFNS that all of their documentation must be sent to the agency and not you and you will not be able to get it without paying the fees for it as wel as huge cancellation fees many times to these agencies.

    Bad place to be in especially with what is happening now.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from koinurse
    Hi Silverdragon! Greetings!
    I have a question about my visascreen. I have submitted all my papers, and have requested BRN - CA to submit my NCLEX results to CGFNS by mail with the $60 enclosed. I called BRN then they said that they have sent my results last August but until now when I update my file for my visascreen application, everything is ok except for the NCLEX - waiting for passing test results when I already passed August 1 of this year. When I call CGFNS they just tell me that what I see on their website with regards to my status is also what they see...... so they cannot give me any other information. It is frustrating, but should I send another request to the BRN?
    Thank you in advance and have a good day!
    It has been three months, how did you send it? Do you have proof that they ever received it? How did you pay for it? If with a money order or back draft, suggest that you contact the place where you got it and see if it was ever cashed. Then you can go from there. If never cashed, then you can get a refund and do it again, but use something where it can be tracked.
  4. by   koinurse
    hello ms. suzanne!
    Thanks for the reply, I truly appreciate it. I sent the request through US Postal mail, and I paid through money order from the same postal office. They did give me a tracking number, only I never checked it. I just called the BRN if they received it. The person that I talked with confirmed that they did indeed receive said request and sent it to CGFNS August 15. I just kept following up with the CGFNS, they just gave me the same reply, still waiting for the NCLEX results. I also received the same response through the mail. Now Im thinking I probably have to do it again! Anyway, I would just like to thank everybody here at allnurses, you have all been a big help in helping me pass the NCLEX! I did self study, finished at 75q, and I hope you don't mind me still asking for your help every now and then.
    Thank you once again to all the wonderful people here! :bowingpur
  5. by   suzanne4
    So you know that the lettre arrived at the BRN, but remember that they are going to send out a letter to CGFNS, that now is where the issue comes up.

    If CGFNS never recevied it in this length of time, ask the BRN to send it again. But you should not need to pay for anything, it was not lost by you.

    And you are quite welcme. Thank you for the lovely side note as well.
  6. by   koinurse
    Oh,the pleasure is really mine, Ms. suzanne! and thank you once again for the advice, I will get in touch with BRN as soon as I can.
    Warmest Regards :wink2:
  7. by   pandaboi
    Question to all. Any help is appreciated.


    I attended a nursing school in the Philippines and an RN there. Currently, I am in US and taken my NCLEX here and passed it, too. I am now applying for Visa Screen Certificate from CGFNS and they are requiring me to ask the BON here in US for licensure validation and validation of my licensure in the Philippines. My questions is is it okay not to declare my licensure in the Philippines so I can save time from waiting for it? Because I think I will wait 2 weeks before the PRC (agency who is taking care of this matter) can send it to CGFNS.

    I already asked my state BON in US to submit my license validation and CGFNS asked me to explain why I don't have license in my home country.

    Tell me if it is okay not to mention about my licensure in the Phils.

    And what would be a good reason to tell them via letter.

    Thanks..
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pandaboi
    Question to all. Any help is appreciated.


    I attended a nursing school in the Philippines and an RN there. Currently, I am in US and taken my NCLEX here and passed it, too. I am now applying for Visa Screen Certificate from CGFNS and they are requiring me to ask the BON here in US for licensure validation and validation of my licensure in the Philippines. My questions is is it okay not to declare my licensure in the Philippines so I can save time from waiting for it? Because I think I will wait 2 weeks before the PRC (agency who is taking care of this matter) can send it to CGFNS.

    I already asked my state BON in US to submit my license validation and CGFNS asked me to explain why I don't have license in my home country.

    Tell me if it is okay not to mention about my licensure in the Phils.

    And what would be a good reason to tell them via letter.

    Thanks..

    We have seen a few state that CGFNS have asked for a license for VSC. If you have it then you have to get it validated and sent to them. With retrogression you have plenty of time
  9. by   pandaboi
    i applied for CES before and never declared it. and never mentioned that I passed the NLE. Dont you think it's okay?
  10. by   Ginger's Mom
    You should be as factual as possible, that is the way you practice nursing, so the same should apply when applying to be a nurse. My opinion is why take short cuts that come back to haunt you.
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    It will depend on the state to whether you need local license or not but if CGFNS are requesting verification and you have local license then you need to get it sorted.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pandaboi
    Question to all. Any help is appreciated.


    I attended a nursing school in the Philippines and an RN there. Currently, I am in US and taken my NCLEX here and passed it, too. I am now applying for Visa Screen Certificate from CGFNS and they are requiring me to ask the BON here in US for licensure validation and validation of my licensure in the Philippines. My questions is is it okay not to declare my licensure in the Philippines so I can save time from waiting for it? Because I think I will wait 2 weeks before the PRC (agency who is taking care of this matter) can send it to CGFNS.

    I already asked my state BON in US to submit my license validation and CGFNS asked me to explain why I don't have license in my home country.

    Tell me if it is okay not to mention about my licensure in the Phils.

    And what would be a good reason to tell them via letter.

    Thanks..
    They want verification directly from the PRC, it is never accepted from you.
    Omitting the fact that you have written the exam there and are just waiting the license to be issued would be considered submitted false information and could have everything denied for you right from the start, including everything. When you submit anything, there is a statement at the very end of it that states what you are submitting is true to the best of your knowledge. Leaving off an important piece of information like that is the same as withholding and not looked upon favorably.

    There is no good reason, you are going to have to do as they have requested and follow our rules here if you wish to work here.

    No, I do not think that it is okay, what you have done already is grounds not to get the VSC issued if you submitted the application for the CES after you had taken and passed the NLE.

    This is most definitely not what we wish to see done, nor does CGFNS, nor any BON.

    You are also not an RN there if you have not received your license from the PRC. Same way that one is not considered a US RN if a license has not been issued to them.

    Not sure what the rush is for the VSC, we do not have visas available for you to adjust to. If you are needing the VSC, that tells me that you are not here on a green card already. There is no way for you to remain here to work.

    Having a license and a VSC does not give one permission to work in the US. You also need to take and pass the English exams to get the VSC.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Please be aware that if CGFNS starts to put two and two together and the dates do not make sense, then you may not even qualify for the VCS right from the beginning.

    Anytime that one makes false statements on anything that was submitted to them, you set yourself up for a very big problem and one that is not going to go away for you.

    This is something that you should have thought of before you started submitting legal documentation to any agency here. And also what US federal government will pay close attention to when they review your records.

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