Unless you are a legal resident of the US, and actually living in a state covered by the Compact License Pact, when you apply for licensure,
you will not be covered under this.
Which means that if you are out of the US when you apply for licensure in the US, you are not covered by this agreement among certain states.
You must have a legal residence in the US for it to be available to you, meaning that you have an apt or a home in a state and wish to keep that and work in a second state...........and pay taxes and either rent and/or mortgage for two different places. This is the only way that it will work.
It was designed for nurses that live in one state and want to work in another that may be very close by, or for travel nurses that wish to do assignments in different states but not have to go thru the licensing process each time.
If you are a foreign nurse, you will need to endorse to any other state that you wish to get a license in. And this is after you actually hold a license for a state in the US.
(Hope that this helps clear up any false impressions that you may have heard of or had.)