- 0Jun 7, '12 by jaiceHi! I'm a foreign nurse. I'm applying in IL within 5 days.. I already have my CgFNS CES and fingerprint cards at FbI. All I need to send them is my four-page application, the bank draft and the CT NUR (and also the FP certifying statement.. ). How long will it take them before they can say I'm eligible to take nclex? And how long does that eligibility last? Thanks!