HELP!!! California License waiting time after submitting SSS???

  1. I did not received any reply from California Forum section so I decided to post another one in here, I hope someone knows the answer...

    I passed my NCLEX-RN two months ago but since I do not have SSS, they just gave me a letter asking for my SSS.:spin:

    I recently got my Social Security Card, I mailed the Letter together with my SSS just last Monday. :spin:

    How long will it take to get my CA License? Thank you in advance for the reply...:spin:
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  3. by   nursedandy
    Quote from mhwa
    I did not received any reply from California Forum section so I decided to post another one in here, I hope someone knows the answer...

    I passed my NCLEX-RN two months ago but since I do not have SSS, they just gave me a letter asking for my SSS.:spin:

    I recently got my Social Security Card, I mailed the Letter together with my SSS just last Monday. :spin:

    How long will it take to get my CA License? Thank you in advance for the reply...:spin:
    I have the same case, Received my license 3 weeks after submitting my SSN.:spin:
    Last edit by nursedandy on Dec 11, '06
  4. by   sora-sora
    Quote from mhwa
    I did not received any reply from California Forum section so I decided to post another one in here, I hope someone knows the answer...

    I passed my NCLEX-RN two months ago but since I do not have SSS, they just gave me a letter asking for my SSS.:spin:

    I recently got my Social Security Card, I mailed the Letter together with my SSS just last Monday. :spin:

    How long will it take to get my CA License? Thank you in advance for the reply...:spin:
    Hi Mhwa

    Actually when I called them last week,they said that it takes 10days to get actual license.<if you live in USA>
    But at the same time,you should check your name on the web.
    Please try this.Online will be faster than mail.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Just to clarify, it is SSN#, Social Security Number.
  6. by   mhwa
    :spin: thanks for all the reply...:spin:
  7. by   batasMTR_RN
    i got mine in 2 weeks.... you they always post in the net even before you get your hard license..... goodluck
  8. by   sora-sora
    Quote from nursedandy
    I have the same case, Received my license 3 weeks after submitting my SSN.:spin:
    Hi Nursedandy

    Did you receive CA license or plastic card 3 weeks later after you submitted SSN???
    I hear that first of all, we will receive a plastic card ,which is also license, and then we will receive big one.
  9. by   nursedandy
    Quote from sora-sora
    Hi Nursedandy

    Did you receive CA license or plastic card 3 weeks later after you submitted SSN???
    I hear that first of all, we will receive a plastic card ,which is also license, and then we will receive big one.
    Yes that's correct. First is the license card that looks like a credit card then the big one is the certificate stating that you are authorized to practice as a nurse in california.
  10. by   suzanne4
    The large one is something that you leave at home, any employer wants to see the card that you always must carry with you.

    And if you are desparate and need it quickeer, you may go to the BRN in Sacramento and get a temporary license immediately if you need it to begin work.
  11. by   sora-sora
    Quote from suzanne4
    The large one is something that you leave at home, any employer wants to see the card that you always must carry with you.

    And if you are desparate and need it quickeer, you may go to the BRN in Sacramento and get a temporary license immediately if you need it to begin work.
    Hi Suzanne4

    Thank you for response,nursedandy and Suzzane4
    Yes,I was going to go to Sacramento.
    But yesterday when I called Ca board of nursing ,they said that as long as my RN licence number has not been issued yet,I am not eligible to apply for temporary license.
    Therefore,if someone moves from another state to CA,this seems to be fine because their license number has been already issued by another state.
    I realize that I just have to wait.........................
  12. by   miss f
    Hi! I have the same issue, I recently receive a notification that I passed NCLEX (CA board which i took last Nov 7). I am an RN here in the Philippines and would like to work in California since my relatives are there. I don't have SSN yet and was wondering if I could apply for an SSN even I am still here in the Philippines to get my license? If it is possible could you please share how to start applying? Thanks...
  13. by   Rep
    Quote from miss f
    Hi! I have the same issue, I recently receive a notification that I passed NCLEX (CA board which i took last Nov 7). I am an RN here in the Philippines and would like to work in California since my relatives are there. I don't have SSN yet and was wondering if I could apply for an SSN even I am still here in the Philippines to get my license? If it is possible could you please share how to start applying? Thanks...
    You can only apply for a SSN# if you are an immigrant.
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from miss f
    Hi! I have the same issue, I recently receive a notification that I passed NCLEX (CA board which i took last Nov 7). I am an RN here in the Philippines and would like to work in California since my relatives are there. I don't have SSN yet and was wondering if I could apply for an SSN even I am still here in the Philippines to get my license? If it is possible could you please share how to start applying? Thanks...

    You must physically be in the US and with a document in hand that permits you to work. That is the only way to get a SSN#, it is not available to you any other way. You will not have a license in the US until you arrive here and are ready to work.

    SSN# does not require an immigrant visa, but a visa that permits you to work. For RNs that is only the green card or immigrant visa, but students can get a SSN# when they are in the CPT or the OPT programs and have an EAD that permits them to work legally.

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