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physicaltherapy: 05 Feb : 06:54 PM

Is there anyone who has gone through CWT6 or type 1 evaluation with FCCPT?
If so, kindly let me know from where can the following deficiencies be fulfilled?
1. History
2. Systems Review
3. Findings that warrant referral
4. Supervision of support staff
5. Documentation

nani: 28 Sep : 04:31 AM

plz pleasec tell me where to do phd in india

Nikhilphysio: 02 Jun : 03:55 AM

I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

Arun: 10 May : 12:36 AM

Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

Priyank: 09 May : 10:28 PM

Hi..need advice. What are the options in Australia after MPT?


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Tue Oct 16 2012, 04:27PM
dranandesh
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Hi,
Does anyone know how long it takes to get a visa screen from FCCPT. I finished my DPT degree in the US.

Tue Oct 16 2012, 06:15PM
Robin
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Welcome to the forum Anandesh and congrats on your completion of DPT. Is this you entry level education in PT or have you had your Bachelors degree in PT done before and in India.
FCCPT, to my knowledge, does not anymore do visa screen alone. They have Type 1 certification which would take approximately 8 weeks if you have every papers submitted in time.
CGFNS still does have visa screening and they have expedited service done in 5 days for a fee of 500 USD. They also have a separate process for those who have an entry level PT education in the US.

Thu Oct 18 2012, 11:20AM
dranandesh
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Thanks Robin,
I graduated from the DPT program in the US. The type I certificate is for my H1B visa. Its frustrating that FCCPT takes such a long time to process the cert. I wish I had gone with CGFNS, paid extra and got it sooner. I am afraid my employer may decide to drop my offer because its taking so long. I had hoped that since my case is probably a little simpler it may happen soon....:(

Thu Oct 18 2012, 05:47PM
Robin
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oops... now u can just wait for the same. Or if you need only the visascreen now, you can pay the extra USDs and get the visa screen alone through CGFNS, as no one asks that both visa screen and credential evaluation be through the same agency.
If u havent checked this link of CGFNS, pls do: [link]

Fri Oct 19 2012, 10:20AM
dranandesh
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Just so I understand the visa screen of CGFNS is equivalent to the type I document of FCCPT right? For H1B visa either document is ok right? I am now in a strange mess as to whether just wait for the FCCPT type I letter or try and get the visa screen from CGFNS !!! As it takes a long time(3-4 weeks) for the license verification from IL it may end up being a waste as by then FCCPT may be done with its work...please let me know your thoughts. thanks

Fri Oct 19 2012, 05:54PM
Robin
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Nope, both are not the same. Type 1 includes visa screening and credential evaluation both of which are needed ultimately to get the H1b. FCCPT has both included as the Type 1 screening, while CGFNS has both as two separate ones.
Let me get this clear, do you have an existing PT License in the US, in IL? If you have, what is the status of your stay in the US?

Sat Oct 20 2012, 12:39PM
dranandesh
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Hi Robin,
I have a permanent license in PT for IL. I am currently on H4. Unfortunately I should have finished my degree in F1 status so I could have used my OPT and worked while i waited for the visa screen or type I certificate. Now I am stuck waiting for the FCCPT and cannot work until they finish the process. I wish I could have found out about the CGFNS visa screen which would have allowed to get H1B faster and work! I was told that I could get the certificate from either the FCCPT OR CGFNS for H1B so I chose FCCPT as I thought it would be simpler as its for PTs. I had hoped that since my education is from the US , FCCPT would process my certificate faster....but I guess they don't care.Thanks for your help.

Sun Oct 21 2012, 07:08AM
Robin
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Eitherway, now you will have to wait to get the paperwork done and then get an H1b before you can start working right? And i believe it will take some time and not sure whether your job offer will stay.
But i feel that you should not be worried about the job offer, if you have the right visa and the PT license, finding a job will not be tough. Good luck with the process Anandesh and do share with us if you stumble upon any new information or tips.

Mon Apr 15 2013, 10:46PM
snowleopard
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Hello everyone,

I read all above postings, but i am confused about visa screening process.

I am in India right now and I am planning to take NPTE and license in California state.
1) Do i have to take a license of PT in cal state to verify license and then only i can apply for visa screening?
1) Do I have to take a visa before visa screening certificate?

Thank you,
shesha

Tue Apr 16 2013, 05:00AM
Robin
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Hello Shesha, 
Visa screening- is to screen ur eligibility for a work visa to the US and has nothing to do directly with the PT License one might have or would like to have. 
 
PT License- Having a PT license in hand already or not will not affect or aid in one getting a positive visa eligibility certificate either. 
 
To work in the US as a PT- One would need a work visa(for which a visa screen is required) and a PT License.
 
Point worth considering: 
To get a PT license, one needs to be in the US on some kind of visa, not necessarily a work visa. That means- 
  • one would need a visa to come to the US to sit for the license test. 
  • If not opting for a work visa, then u do not need a visa screening to come to the US.
  • If opting for a work visa to come to the US to sit for a License test, then one would need a Visa screening certificate.
AS for u'r 1st question: U do not need a license to apply for visa screen but will be worth applying for one to see if u r eligible for a  work visa to the US before u spend money to come to the US on another visa and sit for the test and then to find out u r not eligible for a work visa.
Thank you.
 

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