Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 49

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   louieb
    wow! thank you for the infos!! it's a big help for me, coz i was really so confuse about it!

    hmm? so what does my lecturer means when he told me that its just the matter of renewing the NCLEX when it gets expired, coz he really assured me i shouldnt get bothered coz it doesnt get expired and voided..

    OMG! i have to fix things now before it gets expired!

    does it mean that it is OK to work on my visa screen cerrtificate to be process now?, coz you told me that it expires 5 years after, so is it ok if wouldnt mind about my ielts expiration anymore if i already have my visa screen certificate done??, coz as far as i know the only importance of ielts is to show it together with the nclex, to have your visa screen certificate.. please tell me if im getting it correct or not!! im just afraid i might make a wrong decision. Thank you!!!!
  2. by   louieb
    anyways,, if i choose to have an extension regarding my NCLEX expiration,, how many years or months does it gonna extend??

    which way is a smart option?? to extend it or to choose another state?? Thanks
  3. by   tobby_walter
    if i choose to have an extension regarding my nclex expiration,, how many years or months does it gonna extend?? usually they give a 1 year extension , then re-apply again when its up again.

    which way is a smart option?? to extend it or to choose another state?? thanks
    i guess with the retrogression ongoing its best to go to other states that grants a license rather than relying on the extension given by the bon , which will put a great risk of retaking the exam, which off course you don't want to happen.
  4. by   louieb
    hmm? so what does my lecturer means when he told me that its just the matter of renewing the NCLEX when it gets expired, coz he really assured me i shouldnt get bothered coz it doesnt get expired and voided..

    OMG! i have to fix things now before it gets expired!

    does it mean that it is OK to work on my visa screen cerrtificate to be process now?, coz you told me that it expires 5 years after, so is it ok if wouldnt mind about my ielts expiration anymore if i already have my visa screen certificate done??, coz as far as i know the only importance of ielts is to show it together with the nclex, to have your visa screen certificate.. please tell me if im getting it correct or not!! im just afraid i might make a wrong decision. Thank you!!!!

    please answer!!! thank you so much!!! whoever you are you're such a big help!! Ive been looking for answers and you just did..
  5. by   tobby_walter
    your lecturer maybe does not know what really happen if one does not posses an SSN. their is nothing you can renew since no license is given to you. yes ielts is needed for the visa screen and it is valid for 5 years. better browse on the thread concerning California for more details and further explanation!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    NCLEX in general doesn't expire however Ca will not issue a license without a SSN (in fact we are seeing more states do this) and will destroy your file after 3 years if you do not provide a SSN or apply for a extension. This is where the problem arises because your NCLEX is destroyed that means any record of you taking the exam and passing it is destroyed. There is no central place it is recorded
  7. by   louieb
    Thank you silver dragon!!!:wink2:

    .. can you give me a list here,, WHERE is the best state that is something good to work, and that gives license without requiring SSN where i could transfer my file?.. i really dont know where state should i choose, coz my relatives are from california only. i hope i'll pick the smart option.

    do you think it is a good idea if i apply for a visa screening certificate now? knowing that there is still retrogression. because i dont have any idea that after having VSC i dont know what needs to be done next. after having VSC what's next? how long will it take for me to have the chance to go abroad??

    actually i had this employer from new jersey, she gets all my credentials(xerox copY) and i ask her if should i take the IELTS now so she can work on my papers now, she just told me my papers is on process now,and i have a lawyer already according to her.. but whats up with that? how is she gonna work through my papers though i haven't taken the IELTS yet which is a requirement for the VSC?? what do you think of that she told me
    "your papers are on process now"....
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    I can't really suggest a state to go to. If you get a license in another state it doesn't always require that you have to work in that state. Once in the US with a valid work/immigrant visa and you have a SSN you can apply to Ca for a license. This is just a way of protecting your NCLEX results.

    Your employer doesn't need IELTS to submit paperwork for you although they can demand that you have English and some states do require English exams. VSC is valid for 5 years only and no telling how long it will take for you. You can always apply for vsc once it is getting nearer your PD once you have paperwork filed (I140)
  9. by   carrie08
    i have the exact same problem, it's so confusing and discouraging.. =(
  10. by   louieb
    thank you silverdragon!

    how much is the reapplication of the VSC once it gets expired? sorry, i know it sounds redundant here.

    yeah really , it's so discouraging, we still have to stay here longer than we think.. i really hope that the retrogression will be uplifted soon soon soon

    is it true that obama is prioritizing black people to get a job first rather than giving it to aliens?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from louieb
    thank you silverdragon!

    how much is the reapplication of the VSC once it gets expired? sorry, i know it sounds redundant here.

    yeah really , it's so discouraging, we still have to stay here longer than we think.. i really hope that the retrogression will be uplifted soon soon soon

    is it true that obama is prioritizing black people to get a job first rather than giving it to aliens?
    Costs are on the CGFNS website.

    It isn't true that President Obama is prioritizing any race before foreigners BUT as it is right he is trying to get US or legal residents employed first before foreign workers. No one knows how long retrogression will last it already has been ongoing since Oct 06 and the demand is higher than visas allocated and the US like several other countries are having a high unemployment rate and they do need to be looked after first
  12. by   ms.piggy
    hello....

    i want to apply for my visa screen online, but the thing is, there's a question about employment(country, city and the years of employment). i never been employed since i graduated. what should i answer ?

    thanks...
  13. by   louieb
    i have a question!

    if ever i had the employer already who will be paying for the fee of visa screening cerificate?? the employer/ageny or me??

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