Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 48

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   Grace99
    I see your frustrations Mounty! I agree what Silverdragon wrote about the situations in US. It is true that they are in retrogression, in some States, even if they need nurses, they hire the experienced. I knew that some new grads (trained in US) were not able to find jobs there.
    My theory is, nothing is impossible if you try hard to reach the requirements, you'll get it somehow. As Silverdragon said, " It takes time though!". What I suggest is (as I did that before), to google the available job fairs in the States you like to go and see what their availabilities are. They will also tell you what requirements you need to achieve before being hired. There are websites you can register and they will update you from time to time (or everyday) the job opportunities. It is free of charge. I'm not sure whether I'm allowed to post their link in this forum but you can easily google it.
    Just be wise when you google or get on various websites, make sure you pick the reliable, helpful, and non-profitable sites. Sometimes people may trick you when they know you're desperate.
  2. by   Grace99
    Quote from ziggyldy
    hi! i need help.. in my VSC my second given name is indicated twice such that for examply my name is mary jane, what's written is mary jane jane... how can i make changes? thanks for any help!!
    I have the same problem too! What happens is that I have my English name on my passport and on some of my certificates and documents, I have my second name added to my legal name. So I ended up getting 4 name versions on my documents. I did pass in my VSC, but I'm wondering whether it matters when I get my TN visa.
    I worried about that! Can I go to an attorney to get help verifying those names all imply to me?

    May I share your experience too?

    Thanks in advance
  3. by   silicaRN
    does anybody here knows about credentials evaluation services under cgfns and how long will it take. i'm applying for louisiana endorsement and they need it.i heard it from a friend that it took her 7 to 8 months until her louisiana license came in.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    On average CES takes approx 4 months but may take longer depending on how timely they receive your paperwork
  5. by   silicaRN
    thank you for that very helpful information, at least now i know what to expect from ces.
  6. by   carrie08
    i am a nurse from the philippines. i am done with my nclex and ielts. i passed my nclex for california but i cannot get my license yet because i do not have an SS number. what happens now? California board of nursing will give me until april of 2011 to submit an SS number and after that they will declare my exam void.what can i do to avoid this? will applying for the visa screen lengthen the validity of my nclex and ielts? please help!i'm really confused
  7. by   tobby_walter
    Quote from carrie08
    i am a nurse from the philippines. i am done with my nclex and ielts. i passed my nclex for california but i cannot get my license yet because i do not have an SS number. what happens now? California board of nursing will give me until april of 2011 to submit an SS number and after that they will declare my exam void.what can i do to avoid this? will applying for the visa screen lengthen the validity of my nclex and ielts? please help!i'm really confused
    well there is nothing you can do since it is the state you chose among the rest without thinking of the consequences after passing the exam. now that you passed the nclex-rn exam, the only thing you can do is to look for employer willing to petition you either on eb3 or h1b visa , though now a days finding one is really hard with recession and retrgoression going on. since you passed the ielts too, you are now qualified to apply for the visa screen as part of the requirement in the immigration. applying for the visa screen will not lengthen your nclex-rn result validity, if the 3 years span of time you still cant provide the ssn, then its either you retook the exam or apply for an another extension of nclex-rn result validity.
  8. by   sashi_18
    carrie08, i suggest you apply for reciprocity to other states before your nclex expires. my friend did that to prevent retaking the nclex again.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    There are many threads discussing California and would suggest a search for them. Because you do not have a license issued you can't endorse but you can apply to another state before your expiry date is due and meet the new state's requirements for foreign trained nurse and arrange with Ca to forward your results to new state. There is a fee involved.
  10. by   ghillbert
    1. Pick another state that does not require the CGFNS exam, and does offer licenses without SSN (or with SSN waiver).
    2. Apply for licensure in the state, sending whatever they need
    3. Send a validation form to CA BRN, I think it's $60 for them to give your NCLEX result to the new state.
    4. If you meet requirements, new state should issue license.
  11. by   louieb
    PLEASE HELP!!! i dont know what to do!!

    im soo confused,, i did passed my nclex last december 2008! i chose california coz there where my relatives reside. i still dont have employer, and im afraid if ever i still dont have employer to provide me the SSN, my nclex will be voided,, i asked my lecturer from a review center, he is also a nurse in the US.. he told me that the NCLEX dont expire,, its just that i have to renew it whenever it reached the 3 years limit without showing them SSN.. but as i have read here it expires and theyre giving advice to look for another state without requiring SSN. please tell me if i should look for aother state or just do the renewal whenever it gets expired.

    please tell me what to do!!

    and also,, i dont know if i should take the ielts now,, because i also fear that it might get expired after 2 years, Im actually doing it step by step and decide to take the ielts to have my visa screen certificate done,, but I back out to take the ielts exam,,when i was told that if i apply for the VISA SCREENING, still it doesnt extend the validity of nclex and ielts.. im just scared i might just waste money..

    and one more thing, does the visa screen certificate expires also? how many years is the validity??

    im just sooo confused on what to do!! actually i didnt know what to do first. everything is complicated with all these retrogression and ressesion
  12. by   tobby_walter
    im soo confused,, i did passed my nclex last december 2008! i chose california coz there where my relatives reside. i still dont have employer, and im afraid if ever i still dont have employer to provide me the ssn, my nclex will be voided,, i asked my lecturer from a review center, he is also a nurse in the us.. he told me that the nclex dont expire,, its just that i have to renew it whenever it reached the 3 years limit without showing them ssn.. but as i have read here it expires and theyre giving advice to look for another state without requiring ssn. please tell me if i should look for aother state or just do the renewal whenever it gets expired. nclex result taken under california may expire if you cannot provide an ssn within 3 yrs time frame.

    please tell me what to do!!

    and also,, i dont know if i should take the ielts now,, because i also fear that it might get expired after 2 years, im actually doing it step by step and decide to take the ielts to have my visa screen certificate done,, but i back out to take the ielts exam,,when i was told that if i apply for the visa screening, still it doesnt extend the validity of nclex and ielts.. im just scared i might just waste money.. having visa screen will not extend the validity of your nclex result . the only remedy you can do is to apply for an extension or apply in other state and meet the requirements.

    and one more thing, does the visa screen certificate expires also? how many years is the validity?? visa screen has a 5 years validty
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Tobby has given you some good answers and also suggest you try and search the forum as much has already been written on Ca

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