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  1. Hello California nurses,
    I work as a RN in Canada and have a big problem with getting a license, as Social Security Administration could not issue me a Social Security Number without a license and vice versa(the board of nursing could not issue me a license withouta SSN) . It's 'Catch22".Is there enyone out there who can help me with right information.
    Thank you.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    It has nothing to do at all with the license, but having a legal document that you can work in the US.

    When you take the pass the NCLEX exam, you will get a letter that you have passed the exam, that is all that is needed for you to get a job offer. You will need that job offer letter plus the Visa Screen Certificate to get a TN-Visa at the border.

    Once you have that visa in hand, you then go to the Social Security Adminsitration office and submit for the SSN#. Average wait time is about ten days.

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    Question moved to International Forum since it has nothing to do with working in CA, but with International issues. Hope that the above cleats up things for you.

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