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A recently Registered Nurse filing for a Visa Screen for an employment in another state - Work and Travel USA

Updated on May 1, 2011

A foreign nurse recently passed the licensure board for nursing with the state of California. Then she got a letter from the state board stating that they need a valid US social security number to release her permanent license. Her immigration papers were already filed by an immigration attorney provided by a prospective employer who is petitioning her for an employment to fill nursing job vacancies in Pennsylvania.

It was at this time also that she filed for her Visa screen with the International Commission for Healthcare Profession / CGFNS, which requires that her pending license with the state board of California to issue her a visa screen certificate. Fortunately her work authorization card was approved. Hence, she then immediately filed her application with the local social security office in Pennsylvania. Accordingly, after filing she was given an acknowledgment letter stating that it will take eight weeks before she will be given a card.

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To date it will be eight weeks and still she have not received her social security card. As all of the above mentioned transaction is all depending on her social security card, because her California license will be released upon the issuance of her SSN, and her visa screen is waiting for her California license, and her I-485 petition needs her visa screen certificate for Nurses issued by the CGFNS which requires that she must submit her certificate issued by the CGFNS with a due date which she will not be able to fulfill. Bewildered and confused given the perplexity of many conflicting situations of her case she hopelessly takes matters into her own hands to transact her affairs on her own.

If you happen to be in a similar situation mentioned above, this is my honest opinion about what you should do with the above mentioned problem. The most sound advice anyone can give is to think outside the box, don't panic, don't act on your own, don't rush yourself without any help, bear in mind that an immigration attorney has been duly appointed to you by your sponsoring employer. Don't take matters into your own hands by sending email correspondence to inquire and transact legal affairs without legal opinion from those who knows the rule.

All legal aspects surrounding your case is suppose to be handled by your immigration attorney, yours is a case involving legalities requiring an immigration attorney to represent you and your sponsoring employer. Don't cross the line between you and your sponsoring employer. You have to seek legal advice, ask your immigration attorney, ask your sponsoring employer, your administrator, even your relatives whom you can trust to give you moral support. If you feel so uptight, better to let your administrator or your employer or your attorney know about the problem at hand, get them involve with your situation even if they seem to be busy minding some other business. Don't do it alone on your own, because when you do that, then you will risk everything, including your employer's trust and confidence in you.

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      ianjonas 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Fely Rose, please keep coming back and check for some more of my hub articles.

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      Fely rose 7 years ago

      It is but a healthy decision for a person to follow the right steps and decisions. Seek an attorney to solve it.Never take it into your own hand. Wrong moves may hamper everything, dreams that never materialize.