hello, im a little nervous about crossing the border without my visa screen. im going back home for about a week before i start a new contract. i have recently heard of a new cut off date for having the visa screen. previously it was noted that if i wanted to go back home to canada, i had to do it before july 24? (26th?) 2004. i know the border people CAN be tempermental at times, so i dont want to get myself into immigration trouble. can anyone provide me with the final word on this visa screen requirement?
thx for your time.
Jun 22, '04
Quote from infantnurse
You should be fine going home for a visit...as long as your visa is still good
A TN visa is good for one year. So, if my TN visa doesn't expire until Jan of 2005- I should technically be okay without my visa screen certificate until then right?
Does anyone know if I took a new job, and went to renew my TN visa to reflect my new job and it was before the date of July 26th...would I be okay to do so without my visa screen certificate???? I have a great new job opportunity with an interview next Monday. I am wondering if they would give me a new TN visa and then I would just have to renew next July and have my visa screen certificate then.
I have started the paper work and I am awaiting approval from CGFNS to take my NCLEX.
any input would be greatly appreciated!!
You are pushing it, it usually takes longer than a few weeks to get the change processed, and if it does? Your TN Visa isn't being renewed but a new one issued because you will have a new employer. Also depends on which area of the country that you are being processed in.................
That is why there has been the big rush to get the Visa Screen completed on all of the Canadians with extra days for the CGFNS exam, for those that were taking that to meet the requirements, etc.
My suggestion would be to talk to the immigration lawyer at your hospital or the one that has handled your visa before.
CGFNS isn't the one that gives approval to take NCLEX, that comes from the Board of Nursing in the state where you are working. You have to get a Visa Screen Certificate after you complete your NCLEX exam. This usually takes about four months for you to receive it after
you have completed your exam. For even a new TN Visa to be issued in January, you should be much further ahead already with what you need to do. You are going to be cutting things quite close.
Last edit by suzanne4 on Jun 22, '04