SSS #? help!!!

  1. good day!!! I passed the June 2006 board exam, Im planning to take NCLEX, I already have a thumbprint card and application form. Im quite confused with regards to the social security number...
    I dont have SSS yet, do I need to have one or could I just leave the space on my application form blank? Pls help me...
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   MATDEUS
    hi !
    you do not need a SSN to take the NCLEX-RN.
    But, you will need one to get the BON to issue your license once you have passed your test .
    Good luck !
  4. by   lawrence01
    In addition, the social security number (SSN) the application packets from the BON or BRN (CA) are referring to are the U.S. SSN and not from the Phil.

    Just leave this blank as this is what all Filipino applicants have done before w/ no problems whatsoever.

    I would also re-consider applying for CA BRN directly for initial licensure as this is will take usually 4-6 months. Fastest I know is 3 months but this is rare and the longest I know is 8-9 months. Also, you would have to wait for 3-4 weeks for you to know the result via snail mail and as the poster said above they will not give you a license afterwards until you are already in the U.S. where your can apply for the U.S. SSN.

    Some applicants nowadays apply for VT and NM or any other State that relatively process faster and willing to give a license w/o a US SSN requirement and just apply for 'Licensure for Endorsement' to CA BRN either during the immigration procedure or once they are in the U.S. already.

    Proof of passing the NCLEX is all that it takes to start the petition process and it doesn't matter w/c State you went through at first and where you'll end up later.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from j.louie
    good day!!! I passed the June 2006 board exam, Im planning to take NCLEX, I already have a thumbprint card and application form. Im quite confused with regards to the social security number...
    I dont have SSS yet, do I need to have one or could I just leave the space on my application form blank? Pls help me...

    Lets back up just a minute so that you have the correct information that you need. You are not applying for the NCLEX exam, you are actually applying to a state for licensure. The NCLEX exam is only one step in the licensing process, and requires approval from a state before you are able to sit for that exam.

    But also suggest that you do some reading on the Philippine Forum. CGFNS has not given word yet as to if they will issue Visa Screen Certificates to those that took the June exam. They have all of them waiting, nothing has been issued per CGFNS if that exam was taken. You may be rewriting that exam before you will be able to get a visa to work in the US.

    And CA is the solwoest in terms of states for intial licensure, the wait time to get the okay to sit for the exam, plus the four weeks of waiting to get your results by snail mail.

    Suggest that you do some more reading before dropping that application in the mail.
  6. by   sora-sora
    Does anybody know on the average how long it takes to get SSN after you apply in CA???
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from sora-sora
    Does anybody know on the average how long it takes to get SSN after you apply in CA???
    If you are here, two weeks at least.
  8. by   Rep
    Quote from lawrence01
    I would also re-consider applying for CA BRN directly for initial licensure as this is will take usually 4-6 months. Fastest I know is 3 months but this is rare and the longest I know is 8-9 months. Also, you would have to wait for 3-4 weeks for you to know the result via snail mail and as the poster said above they will not give you a license afterwards until you are already in the U.S. where your can apply for the U.S. SSN.

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    Mine was four months.
  9. by   sora-sora
    Hi Rep

    Four months???it is very long.
    I am little bit confused,Rep.
    Do you mean that you wait for four months to get RN license because of this delay????
  10. by   lawrence01
    I think Rep was referring to his eligibility from CA BRN and not the SSN
  11. by   RN BSN 2009
    Our local office takes about 2 weeks to issue a Social security number.
  12. by   sora-sora
    Oh,I am sorry.
    I totally misunderstood.
    Thank you for your information,lawrence 01 and iceyspots.
  13. by   Rep
    Quote from sora-sora
    Hi Rep

    Four months???it is very long.
    I am little bit confused,Rep.
    Do you mean that you wait for four months to get RN license because of this delay????
    What I mean, four months for my eligility from CA BRN. Two weeks for the SSN#. And I got my plastic license for the RN a week after I took the NCLEX-RN. The result only four days. Guess I was lucky.
  14. by   batasMTR_RN
    2weeks for thess number...sometimes it takes longer because there are times that they verify authenticity of the records/documents you aresubmitting....

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