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The VisaScreen® Application Process FAQs

Posted in Allgen Review Center, IELTS, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2009 by allgen2008

I joined a chatroom last Sunday and encountered a topic regarding the application for VisaScreen® Process. In one instance a nurse candidate was concerned about a near expiration IELTS result and was clueless about the Visascreen procedure.  Unfortunately, nobody in the chat room was well equipped with information at that moment and the best help that the candidate got was a series of links to sites related to VisaScreen®.

This incident pushed me to research more about the VisaScreen® process. The results of my research are summarized in an FAQ format for the candidate nurse’s convenience. I have omitted information which I feel requires common sense to know the answer. Please feel free to comment on the following article:

Q1: What is the VisaScreen® Process?

A1: The VisaScreen® is a screening program for foreign health care workers seeking an occupational visa in the United States. An NCLEX passer cannot apply for a job in the US without the Visa Screen Certificate (VSC).

Upon acquiring the  VSC, the candidate submits her job application together with her VSC and  NCLEX result through an agent or through direct employment. She will then apply for a working visa.

After her visa is issued, she will then apply for a social security number (SSN). Then she will submit her SSN to the US Board of Registered Nursing after which she will receive her USRN license.

Q2: How can I  apply for a VisaScreen® certificate (VSC)?

A2: The are three (3) ways to apply for a VSC.

  1. First  is to apply online through the CGFNS website;
  2. Second is to download the VisaScreen® Application Handbook. In this handbook you will find the application form and instructions;
  3. Third is to write or call the CGFNS  for application from CGFNS International by mail or phone (YOU DONT WANT TO DO THIS.)

Q3: What are the requirements for VisaScreen® application?

  1. Complete your VisaScreen® application form;
  2. Complete the forms to be sent to your nursing school. Your school will be the one to submit your Transcript of Records to CGFNS. However, you must include a photocopy of your diploma, certificate, or external exam certificate from your secondary school and nonprofession-related, post-secondary school in your application submission;
  3. Complete the forms to send to your licensing authority (in this case the PRC). The PRC will be the one to submit your license validation to CGFNS;
  4. A passing IELTS score to be forwarded by the testing agency (in this case the British Council) to the CGFNS/ICHP. Courier is free from The British council. Your IELTS must not be near expiration and must be valid within the time frame of  the CGFNS’ receipt of  all your documents, otherwise a you will need to retake the same examination;
  5. A passing score of either the CGFNS International Qualifying ExamSM or the NCLEX-RN® examination if you are a registered nurse (you only need one test);
  6. Enclose an international money order or certified bank check in the amount of Four Hundred Ninety Eight Dollars ($498.00) payable to CGFNS or pay online at CGFNS Connect — Apply/Check Status with one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or Discover/Novus. Payment must be received within 60 days of applying. For those who have relatives abroad, a check drawn from a US bank is acceptable. For a schedule of other fees (eg. renewal)  please see http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/vs/.

Q4: What is the average length of time to receive official transcripts and licensure verifications after receipt of application?

A4: The average length of time to receive official transcripts and licensure verifications after receipt of application is 85 calendar days.

Q5: What is the Average CGFNS/ICHP file review and processing time, after receipt of all required documents?

A5: The Average CGFNS/ICHP file review and processing time, after receipt of all required documents 30 calendar days.

Q6: I’m working . I’m too busy. I don’t have a credit card to pay online. I don’t want to make a mistake in my application. I want to do this fast. Is there a company that can assist me in all this process?

A6: NEAC Application Center can help you with the Visascreen Application Process . They have branches is Manila, Cebu and Davao. For more information you can visit their website at http://applynclex.com.

This article is a summary. For all other information you can visit the CGFNS website at http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/vs/.

Goodluck to All.

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ALLGEN Welcomes 2009 with IELTS Review

Posted in Allgen Review Center, IELTS, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2009 by allgen2008

Allgen the Intelligent Review welcomes New Year w/ a big-bang by introducing International English Language Testing System or IELTS a globally recognized English language proficiency assessment system developed by the University of Cambridge in the UK.

As an English language teaching, diagnostics and test preparation center ALLGEN will be backed-up by high-caliber teaching staff comprising native speakers, seasoned grammarians and specialists in ESL and TESOL.

Expect ALLGEN’s IELTS to deliver a disciplined, no non-sense approach, syllabus-driven proven methodology to bring nurses & working professionals to greater heights.

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