Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 67

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   Lada
    Hi there,I'm also Czech nurse trying to register-going through the CGFNS -literally just started...just wanted to ask if there is any advantage of being registered with NMC in UK?I've been working as a registered nurse since 2006,in the UK,operating theatres and now I'd like to go and work in US,registering with UK NMC was tough so I don't expect the US registration to be an easy ride but I'm just hoping that my RN practise in England will have a possitive effect...
    :nurse
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Having a UK license has no advantage with CGFNS. You still have to meet US state requirements and then find employer and then join the long long queue for the US due to retrogression
  3. by   Lada
    Hi there,thank you for your reply-what do you suggest for me to do-if(when) I don't get the green light from GCFNS?Is there anything I can do,apart of go to school again??
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Depending on the state you apply for initially there is no telling what requirements you need, for many there are none. However retrogression means a long long wait (several years currently) and finding a employer willing to wait that long is an issue
  5. by   Lada
    Thank you for your reply and your time,really appreciate it-I was thinking not to go through the CGFNS,if there is a very high possibility not o meet requirements but I will try and see.
    Is Canada hard to get to too?
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Canada is a large country and each province has it's own requirements. They also require you to be general trained like the US. Many provinces require some form of assessment before they will give eligibility to sit the CRNE and you will need to pass that to be able to work as a nurse in Canada
  7. by   rianne1c
    Hi all, am applying for a visa screen certificate. I currently have an active Arizona rn license and am wondering if the said state board requires a fee on the verification of my license. I have been reading the posts here and it seems CA BON has fee. Is it the same with AZBN too? Any thoughts on this?
  8. by   rianne1c
    Oops! I just got a mail from ASBN saying that a $50.00 fee is needed for them .to forward my NCLEX result to CGFNS.
  9. by   munkypants
    hi there,
    im a uk trained nurse currently working in saudi, ive applied for cgfns and believe i have to wait for their certification before applying to the state i want to work in? My partner can pretty much work anywhere.....Where are the least 'complicated' states to apply to, and am I doing things in the correct order? Im also paediatric speciality trained so think I may have some issues with my education......
    I looked into Canada too, but last I heard there was a freeze on international nurses, any ideas if/when this may be up?

    Any help is very greatfully recieved!!!

    thanx in advance
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    You are aware of retrogression with the US and the possibility of several years wait for a immigrant visa? Also if not married your partner (assuming you are not same sex) will not be able to come with you.

    Canada has no freeze on nurses just hard to find a employer and current route for PR through the skilled worker is closed as the cap has been reached but there are several routes for Canada but a lot will depend on province
  11. by   munkypants
    Thanks for the extremely quick response! No we are not married, but he is american. i know theres a massive wait, but i still have around 18 months left here, and he wants to live in london for a year also, so that covers around 3 years of the wait at least If i went for Canada is it advisable to apply for licensure on my own and then apply for a job? Also when is the best time to get in and apply before the cap is filled?
    thanx again!
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from munkypants
    Thanks for the extremely quick response! No we are not married, but he is american. i know theres a massive wait, but i still have around 18 months left here, and he wants to live in london for a year also, so that covers around 3 years of the wait at least If i went for Canada is it advisable to apply for licensure on my own and then apply for a job? Also when is the best time to get in and apply before the cap is filled?
    thanx again!
    If you decide to get married (presuming you are not a same sex couple) then you may find it easier to get a immigrant visa. There are people waiting for a immigrant visa for 5 years so a bit longer than 3 year wait.

    In regards to Canada I would suggest starting a thread of its own however there are several threads discussing Canada and the CRNE but a lot will depend on the province you apply to. I think the cap will reopen for nurses in June 2011 and I would say apply as soon as you know you can and it has reopened as only 1000 was allocated this year and I should image the same would be for next year if any are released. Also be aware finding a job may be hard but again will depend on province however where I live in NS I am seeing less jobs advertised
  13. by   munkypants
    hi silverdragon,
    im a tad confused,is it quicker to get an immigrant visa through marriage than work then? and thanks for the canada info!

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