Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 74

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   Matt511
    Alright, I am attempting to navigate this process.

    I'm at a cross roads (at the first step already) at getting the CGFSN forms filled out by my University, they said all they can do is send my transcripts to them, as they don't fill out third party forms. I called CGFSN and they said no that's not good enough they need some information about hours spent at certain courses/experience.

    Has anyone just got their official transcripts sent to CGFSN and not their specific forms?

    I have BScN from the University of Victoria in Canada, it's a reputable program. Trying to correlate different agencies to play by each others rules is going to be near impossible I think, my charm only works so much.
  2. by   FinallyLPN,RN
    You have to send the cgfsn paperwork to your school. They fill it out and send it along with your official transcripts to cgfsn. From what I understand that's the only way to do it.
  3. by   mamushes
    i am scheduled for interview at the embassy this coming may 23 but i do not have any visa screen certificate in my possession. can i be granted an immigrant visa without any VSC?

    another thing is that i waited for eight years for my visa application to be approved, and as a result of the past retrogressions, my employer backed out. will it be beneficial to me if i would tell the truth about my employer? i even asked a friend to give me some kind of affidavit of support just to anticipate further delays...i'm at a loss...and overly stressed!!! hope you could give some insights regarding this. thanks.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mamushes
    i am scheduled for interview at the embassy this coming may 23 but i do not have any visa screen certificate in my possession. can i be granted an immigrant visa without any VSC?

    another thing is that i waited for eight years for my visa application to be approved, and as a result of the past retrogressions, my employer backed out. will it be beneficial to me if i would tell the truth about my employer? i even asked a friend to give me some kind of affidavit of support just to anticipate further delays...i'm at a loss...and overly stressed!!! hope you could give some insights regarding this. thanks.
    VSC is a requirement and also paperwork from your employer is required for your interview, no employer means no job means no GC will be issued
  5. by   am312
    Hi everyone,

    I am a young French register nurse graduated 1.5 year ago, and after lives 13 months in the US as an aupair, I'd like to come back there as a nurse.

    I am looking all thru the requirements, and sart to study for the different exams, but I am not quite sure of the order of the things and if I understand properly.

    I'd like to work in Virginia, and the board of nursing told me I have pass by the CGFNS first. So I have to do the CES. But my questions are:
    - do I start the CES and then I'll be able to take the NCLEX RN, and then the visacreen?
    - or the CES and the visascreen and when I am approved for the CES the NCLEX?
    - do you absolutely need the visascreen to get a visa? Is the waiting that long in every countries? Because I knew it'll be long but not so mnay years.

    I am kinda really confused, and want to do the things right.

    Thank you for your help
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Visa screen is not required until after you have passed NCLEX. VSC is required if you are the main applicant but suggest you wait until your priority date is coming up as they expire after 5 years and with current processing dates you are looking at a 6 year plus wait for immigrant visa
  7. by   am312
    I am not quite sure I well understand, if you ask for a visa under 5 years is it easier to get in? and you don't need the visascreen?
  8. by   patri
    Visa screen certificate is mandatory??? I mean if I only want to work in USA on work visa and don't want to go for green card do I still need to go through visa screen??? I am a canadian citizen and passed NCLEX.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from patri
    Visa screen certificate is mandatory??? I mean if I only want to work in USA on work visa and don't want to go for green card do I still need to go through visa screen??? I am a canadian citizen and passed NCLEX.
    Yes it is required
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from am312
    I am not quite sure I well understand, if you ask for a visa under 5 years is it easier to get in? and you don't need the visascreen?
    Visa screen certificate is required if you are the main applicant for either immigrant or work visa
  11. by   patri
    I am from canada did my BScN from York university ready to apply for visa screen but confused about the part where we have to send an application to our university from we have perused the degree. How did you apply for it? I mean do we send the application direct to the university? How de we pay for it and how do we know the university is processing it?
  12. by   purplechicxiii
    Quote from patri
    I am from canada did my BScN from York university ready to apply for visa screen but confused about the part where we have to send an application to our university from we have perused the degree. How did you apply for it? I mean do we send the application direct to the university? How de we pay for it and how do we know the university is processing it?
    You can check the CGFNS website for all of that.

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  13. by   rileyolivestone
    Hello,

    I am a Canadian citizen who has an RN license with the state of Minnesota. I want to work in Texas, so I applied there by endorsement. Now, my question is, I am still in Canada, to be able to work in Texas I know I can get a TN visa and for that, I need the Visa Screen correct? What is the CES (Credentials Evaluation Service)? Please advise, as I have been reading the CGFNS website (quite confused) and it mentioned something about Texas needing CES. I have been wanting to speak to somebody from the Texas BON but to no avail. The line is busy every time I contact them.

    And just wondering if you know - the licensure endorsement application requires you to take a Texas Nursing Jurisprudence Examination - when do you take that?

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