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immediate attention pls about visa screen

alumbi alumbi (New) New

Hello ,

can any one help me!!!!i'm so tensed ,i'm a rn from india now in usa on H4 holding rn license from nm boared of nursing.my question is when i apply for the nclex i didn't mention that it for visascreen ,i'm just wondering to know is that possible to apply for visascreen now or whether i have to retake nclex for visascreen.pls i'm so much worried,i need an immediate answer.somebody pls help me.

Thanking you in anticipation of hearing from you soon

Yours truly


Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.


I am sure that you only take the nclex once if you have passed. I think you can start visa screen process off and request from your BON that they send your NCLEX result to CGFNS. Visa screen can take up to 4 months to do.

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong

The Visa screen and NCLEX are 2 different things. The NCLEX is the National Board. once you write it and pass, the State that you receive your liscence from has it on file that you passed the NCLEX every time you have to verify your liscence to some one.

The Visa Screen is Separate, from a separate company, costs additional money and for everyone trained outside the US (I know, I am currently going through this). You apply for this separately, and they will ask you to mail a paper to the State where you received your liscence originally. The state will mail it to CGFNS and this will tell them that you have Passed the NCLEX. From there, they will evaluate you, along with your other documents and mail you a Visa Screen Certificate.

hope this helps

Thank you guys.i got the answer .i called nm boared of nursing and they said they can help me to make a visa screen certificate for me .They need to sent some application to CGFNS .howwwwwwwwwwwwww cool.i was so much worried .thank you so much for your reply.

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