CGFNS/ICHP's Official decision on Visa Screening for June 2006 NLE passers - page 2

CGFNS Denies VisaScreen® Certificates for Philippine Nurses Who Passed the Compromised June 2006 Philippine Licensure Examination PHILADELPHIA, PA — FEBRUARY 14, 2007 — After careful... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    If you are not a green card holder yes you need the visascreen no matter what.

    I recommend going to our Int'l forum where you will find more answers.

    www.allnurses.com/forums/f75
  2. by   qhrystyn
    is there anyway of changing visa status, from tourist to immigrant without using the visascreen?
  3. by   bonsai_25
    finally, GEEZ they should have said that LIKE last year?

    Anyway, goodluck to all June 2006 passers, I pray that we will pass it again. Its just funny, that they do not really need the local board but since we belong to the June 2006, its another story. So I guess it doesn't matter even if you passed the Nclex already as long as you are a June 2006 passer. And here I thought you only need to pass NCLEX and ENGLISH EXAM to get a visascreen. I guess not hehe.

    Goodluck everyone!! Don't let it affect you that much. Study if your NCLEX is soon :P and goodluck also to whatever decision you guys make, either to retake test 3 and 5 or to wait for PNA'S appeal to CGFNS. either way.. god bless everyone.
  4. by   rus-t
    After i heard that the supreme court put the ust petition to the trash bin and declare that we are legits i changed my mind on retaking the exam, why? this is an internal issue (Philippine issue), why cgfns did not wait for the supreme court's decision? I never fear retaking the exam because i know i can pass it again and again and so on, but! retaking it because cgfns said so naah im still a filipino they should respect our highest court, they should respect our professional regulating body and lastly they should not discriminate june 06 passers. If they are in doubt about our competency they should look on the nclex result and not our phillipine licenses. Respect is important, without respect conflict arise. God bless!
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from qhrystyn
    i am one of those who passed the june06 exam and my visa is about to expire on september. im going to America this May to take the nclex and i was hoping to have my papers processed there, but with this issue coming up, my plan came to a sudden hault. My question is: is it really a requirement to have a visacreen certification for california? if somehow i get the chance to change my visa status from a tourist to an immigrant, do i still need to have the visascreen certification? hope someone can help me.. thanks..
    To add what Lawrence has said with retrogression in progress and no idea really when it will end you will find it hard to go out in May and have your papers processed as currently you can't go through this route. Just something to be aware of
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from Camill3
    do i really have to get this VisaScreen? i thought i just have to pass the nclex-rn exam to be able to work in the US? can anyone enlighten me on this?
    If you are a foreign graduate and wants to come here on an immgrant visa or even working visa for nurses like H-IC then you need to have a Visa Screen Ceritifcate, it is a federal requirement for a immigrant visa to be released.
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from qhrystyn
    is there anyway of changing visa status, from tourist to immigrant without using the visascreen?
    Visa screen is needed because it is a federal requirement, no visa screen means no visa even you passed the NCLEX.
  8. by   Rep
    Quote from rajotolentino
    I am really confused right now. Why do the june takers need to retake the exam if U.S. DOES NOT REQUIRE a local license for a nurse to work in the US???? As far as I know, a graduate of BSN is enough for an applicant to apply for NCLEX and work there as a USRN if he passed that exam. And now CGFNS made a statement that they will not issue VisaSCreen to june takers. I think that those who did not take that june exam benefited in this decision.
    When you apply for the Visa screen certificate, you will be asked if you have a Philippine license and you need to answer that question since June 2006 exam was marred in cheating and was not handled as it should to be handled here in the US.

    Nobody benefit from this decision, eversince the Visa screen certificate was required since 1996, nurses with or without Philippine licence have to apply for it. it is a federal requirement, nobody is exempted except for immigrants who took up nursing in foreign schools.
    Last edit by Rep on Feb 15, '07
  9. by   loryn
    After the decision of NSCBN to open up a Testing Center here, now its CGFNS turn to bring the good news. Another reason for Nurses in the Philippines to celebrate.

    Wonder what's next.

    Loryn
  10. by   lawrence01
    Quote from loryn
    After the decision of NSCBN to open up a Testing Center here, now its CGFNS turn to bring the good news. Another reason for Nurses in the Philippines to celebrate.

    Wonder what's next.

    Loryn
    Hopefully, lifting of retrogression in the coming months.
  11. by   bealehanna
    :1luvu: I'll definitely love that news if ever!
  12. by   qwerty12
    Ok, let me get this straight..I passed the june 06 board exams..does this mean that I have to retake tests 3 and 5 before cgfns issues visascreen? And what if I plan to take the nclex on a non-cgfns state like california? do I still need cgfns even if I've passed the nclex in that state? i'm kind of lost in this issue..
  13. by   lawrence01
    Quote from qwerty12
    Ok, let me get this straight..I passed the june 06 board exams..does this mean that I have to retake tests 3 and 5 before cgfns issues visascreen? And what if I plan to take the nclex on a non-cgfns state like california? do I still need cgfns even if I've passed the nclex in that state? i'm kind of lost in this issue..
    Yes, you do. The NCLEX and the Visa Screen Certificate are two diff. things. The latter is used as a screening mechanism by Immigration for Immigration purposes.

    Some June 2006 passers had already taken and passed the NCLEX but will not be given Visa Screen Certificates for their immigration purposes and everyone needs the VSC, unless of course that if you are a green card holder already then you will not need it.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Feb 16, '07

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