Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 62

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   green1806
    Silverdragon I needed your guidance..

    The Appication for RN for endorsement in Alaska has this form called "Verification of Nursing Employement." It says to provide a:

    "Verification, on a form provided by the department, of at least 320 hours of employment in a nursing capacity within the last two years before the date the application is received by the board. If you cannot document 320 hours ofemployment in the past two years, you must satisfy the continuing competency requirements of the board or complete a board approved refresher course."
    http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/nur4016.pdf

    Do I really need this? I recently passed the NCLEX and have no working experience.

    By the way, I was the one who plans to move to Alaska by "Lisensure by Examination" and recently passed the California NCLEX exam. I've contacted Alaska BON regarding this matter and said that I still need to take the CGFNS because I still have no license but permits me not take the CGFNS if I already have a license in hand.
    My plan is to move my NCLEX result to Vermont since they don't require SSN to issue license and then endorse again to Alaska. Do you think it's a good idea?

    Thank you very much in advance!!!
  2. by   bogchi2000
    Hi.. I have a question about VSC.. I already started to fill up the VSC online and I have the order number however i have not made any payment.. my question is.. Does the order start to countdown for 12 months before it expired or the countdown for 12 months will only start after i made the payment? Because I decided not to continue through online as there are some wrong transcription of data based on the data that i had given when the when printing.. and how can i corrct those? or shall i submit a mixed document from paper submission and online submission?
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    As far as i am aware any corrections have to be submitted by snail mail. If you haven't paid already for online I would suggest you send everything via snail mail with a letter stating you started process online and this is the order number and could this information be merged with that.
  4. by   visamaster
    Quote from bogchi2000
    Hi.. I have a question about VSC.. I already started to fill up the VSC online and I have the order number however i have not made any payment.. my question is.. Does the order start to countdown for 12 months before it expired or the countdown for 12 months will only start after i made the payment? Because I decided not to continue through online as there are some wrong transcription of data based on the data that i had given when the when printing.. and how can i corrct those? or shall i submit a mixed document from paper submission and online submission?
    ----------------------------

    I know of four applicants who had the same problem with CGFNS.

    I suggest you do the following:

    1) Inform ICHP (that special branch under CGFNS) of your concerns via email, clearly rectifying the erroneous data.

    2) Send via post office all relevant documentation, with a letter clearly identifying and rectifying your concerns.

    3) This is crucial: Make sure that your letters (via email and post office) are written well -- meaning, anyone who receives and reads your letters at ICHP understands well what you have written. If you are not sure with your language, ask someone to draft the letter for you, or you ask your friends/parents to read/edit your letter.

    I mean no disrespect, but my item #3 is borne out of my observation from a legion of nurses who write barely understandable English... But, remember, communication is important.

    Regards.
  5. by   electra``
    hi. im a nurse in the philippines and i have recieved my VSC already for cali-rn...now im confused on what step should i take next after the VSC? i dont have an employer yet and i heard that i should apply at NVC so that i'll have a file there lined up before my VSC expires after five years? im quite confused here pls enlighten me
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from electra``
    hi. im a nurse in the philippines and i have recieved my VSC already for cali-rn...now im confused on what step should i take next after the VSC? i dont have an employer yet and i heard that i should apply at NVC so that i'll have a file there lined up before my VSC expires after five years? im quite confused here pls enlighten me
    VSC expires in 5 years and really isn't much use until you have your interview so be aware you may have to renew it if it expires which will also mean resitting English exam.

    Next step is to find a employer as having a VSC doesn't mean you are in the queue the employer needs to file a I140 and then you will be in the queue (once that is approved)
  7. by   jia0329
    hi guys.. im a newbie here..

    I just want to ask.. which mode of VSC application would you recommend?
    mail or online?

    and can i pay online even if i have may application mailed?

    thank you
  8. by   jia0329
    and also.. if 1 tick GC.. will it affect my future application for H-1B?

    i'm really confused.. my friend told me to tick h-1b then upon reading those post here GC is recommended..

    thanks again
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jia0329
    and also.. if 1 tick GC.. will it affect my future application for H-1B?

    i'm really confused.. my friend told me to tick h-1b then upon reading those post here GC is recommended..

    thanks again
    What visa are you applying for? If you haven't yet got a job of employment and haven't applied for H1b then I would say go with GC and take it from there. If you do get a H1b at a later date it shouldn't be affected
  10. by   jia0329
    I haven't applied for H1b or any visa.. thank you..
  11. by   monty0308
    Im doing CES right now. Is it a good idea to start with Visa Screen as well? All at once? The forms for the school and authority are pretty much the same...Do I have to do all that again for the Visa Screen (school academic records, transcripts, translations etc.)? Cant CGFNS just take everything that I have already sent to them for the CES full course by course?
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from monty0308
    Im doing CES right now. Is it a good idea to start with Visa Screen as well? All at once? The forms for the school and authority are pretty much the same...Do I have to do all that again for the Visa Screen (school academic records, transcripts, translations etc.)? Cant CGFNS just take everything that I have already sent to them for the CES full course by course?
    I would wait for vsc until you have passed NCLEX. CGFNS will use the same stuff they have already received for CES so you do not have to resend anything to them
  13. by   monty0308
    Thank you, Sir! Its good news! Thanks!

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