According to my conversation with persons at California BRN the enforcement date is April 26, 2010.
The policy HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN EXISTANCE, however the BRN was making exceptions by allowing foreign RNs apply and just hold the license. They will no longer be making exceptions.
I had the same question about date, I already asked it and got the information for you.
This applies to all new applications, Endorsement, renewal or extensions.
I'll inform you more as I continue to get information.
This creates a series of problems for foreign nurses as one cannot get an SSN without a visa and one cannot get a work visa without employee sponsorship which nurses would not get if they are not NCLEX passers.
These sorts of radical changes at a moment's notice are precisely why so many nurses outside the USA seek professional NCLEX application services.