Published May 13, 2005
I've just finished my BSNursing Course here in the Philippines and i would like to ask this forum if it's necessary for an applicant for CES (Credentials Evaluation Program given by CGFNS) be licensed in his own country for his CES application be processed?
I've checked the CGFNS website and downloaded the CES application form; there is a section in the application form which requires an applicant to have his Registration/License to practice nursing be verified from the issuing source.
So does that mean that if you are not yet licensed to practice nursing in your country, you cannot apply for a Credentials Evaluation Service given by CGFNS? Or would the CGFNS still evaluate an applicant's credentials even if the applicant has not been licensed to practice nursing yet?
Any information regarding this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and more power to all of you! :)
You are not required to be licensed in your country of origin for licensure in the US. However, because of the retrogression in place, and since none of your documents have been processed, it may be a good idea to go ahead and get yourlicense there. But go ahead with the CES application now, since you do not have a license yet...................
Which state are you going for licensure in?
"But go ahead with the CES application now, since you do not have a license yet..................." --> So does that mean my CES application will still be processed even without the License Verification Form?
"Which state are you going for licensure in?" --> Nevada
Yes, it will be processed. The only absolute requiremment is that you have completed your full training program and have a full set of transcripts before you submit your application.
Quite simple............... :)
But be aware...........Nevada takes quite awhile for green card processing.
With the retrogression still in place, no facility is able to submit papers on your behalf at the moment. Even if you are able to come to the US on a tourist visa, same applies, no paperwork can be filed on your behalf right now.
You may want to go ahead and write your local boards due to the time involved, but you can submit your documents now without...............
ok thanks so much for the info. Wouldn't the recently released 50,000 visas be of help in case i come over in the US on a tourist visa and have a lawyer convert it to a working one? Hope that's possible.
I am also a Philippine graduate from back in 1998, I did not take the Nursing Licensure, was not required at the time here in our state. I would call or email CGFNS and ask them.
I don't think that is will, there are over 10,000 nurses that have been waiting since 2002. Remember that that number covers immediate family members also. If you are just submitting your applications now, it will be several months, if not longer, before you are in any shape to be able to come to the US for a job. Have you taken any of the English exams yet?
An attorney can't automatically convert it to a working one. You must be hired by a facility and they then do the petition for you. Once accepted by the facility, then an Adjustment of Status can be filed, but currently not being done because the retrogression is still in place. You will have 60 to 90 days before you can legally begin to work. And I recommend that you have the Visa Screen Certificate in hand, because depending on who is doing your petitioning, if they are out of Vermont office, things happen quickly, and if you do not have the Certificate in hand when you are requested to have it, you lose out..............big time.
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