Illinois license timeframe? - page 3

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Hey everyone, I have passed my NCLEX. Wooo! After I pay my 60$ licensing fee, how long until I get my official license in the mail from Illinois? I am moving out of state in a couple of weeks and would like to know if... Read More


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    You have my sympathy, I know exactly what its like dealing with Illinois!

    I applied back in mid October, (move from CA), and I am still waiting.

    What really annoys me is that if there is something wrong on my application, they take about two months to tell me, and then once I fix that, they THEN tell me about something else.

    Their instructions are very unclear, I followed them exactly, but then they wrote me and said actually that's not what we meant, please complete this or that form as well.

    I emailed them last week, (1st February) and they said probably another 8 - 10 weeks.

    Fortunately I still have a licence in the UK, so I am working there until they sort this mess. But the flights are costing me, and if I stay working in the UK too long each time I get a lot of questions when i fly back in to the US about why i was gone so long.

    Until I moved to the US, I had the impression it was a progressive and efficient country. Now my experience tell me otherwise.
    It seems a really backward place, and I enjoyed living in Eastern Europe and Russia more than here.
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    I'm an Eastern European, too... When I left my country, I thought that I'll be spared of all that bureaucratic stupidities here in states...

    I know exactly what you mean. If you're permanent resident they will keep asking you at the airport why have you been out of states for so long... Especially if your port of entry is here in Chicago... OMG, immigration officers are the worst here on ORD. That's why I always travel to JFK - I have never been harassed in NYC.

    Anyways, why do you move here? Don't get me wrong, but I would never move here if had a choice back then when I first came to states. CALI is much nicer (and sunnier) place to be... Everything that went on your nerves in Eastern Europe is exactly the same here with the exception that all those "good" things we had back there you will not have here in Chicago...

    I'm moving, after 3.5 years I'm tired of this state and I'm heading east... Hopefully this process will end till jun...


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