passed nclex - CA but does not have SSN

  1. Hi everyone. I recently passed the nclex and I'm from the Philippines. My fiancee is in the CA right now, can he do all the processing to get a SSN for me? Is this possible? And also what if I have an agency from CA to process my papers to work in US can it make my documents to process faster so I can go there immediately?

    Thank you for reading this thread and I appreciate for any reply.
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  3. by   Itzallgood
    Initial visit to SS office has to be done in person.

    If you get married and do name change it can be done via mail.

    Is your fiance a U.S. Citizen?

    He can call the Cali. BON and ask if they will accept a ITN # instead of a SS #.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    To get a SSN you need to prove that you are there with a valid work/immigrant visa so your fiance can not do anything for you. Getting an agency to do the paperwork will not make it any quicker. I would just apply to BRN yourself and make sure you send relevant documentation.
  5. by   rachz_rn
    Quote from Itzallgood
    Initial visit to SS office has to be done in person.

    If you get married and do name change it can be done via mail.

    Is your fiance a U.S. Citizen?

    He can call the Cali. BON and ask if they will accept a ITN # instead of a SS #.
    No my fiancee is not a citizen there. I ask him to call the BON. Thanks Itzallgood.
  6. by   MJ3lasvegas
    you can submit you SSN when you get here (in US), that is if your fiance has petitoned you to come. securing an SSN is impossible if you're there in PI. if you don't have any SSN, the BON usually keeps the license on file until you can submit a valid SSN. remember, your license is of no use UNLESS there is an SSN number. my friends back in PI have passed NCLEX but pending still coz they dont have the SSN to validate it.

    having passed the NCLEX will NOT make coming here faster or easier, take into consideration the retrogression of working visa speifically catered to nurses. it will run years to have a working visa submitted today to be granted. plus, with the economic recession here in US, the healthcare industry is NOT recession proof. there isn't much hospitals hiring nurses here and for a fact there are countless unemployed nurses (both USC nurses and foreign grad nurses).
  7. by   rachz_rn
    Now my thinking to endorse my nclex to another state who do not require SSN.
  8. by   Itzallgood
    Quote from MJ3lasvegas
    you can submit you SSN when you get here (in US), that is if your fiance has petitoned you to come. securing an SSN is impossible if you're there in PI. if you don't have any SSN, the BON usually keeps the license on file until you can submit a valid SSN. remember, your license is of no use UNLESS there is an SSN number. my friends back in PI have passed NCLEX but pending still coz they dont have the SSN to validate it.

    having passed the NCLEX will NOT make coming here faster or easier, take into consideration the retrogression of working visa speifically catered to nurses. it will run years to have a working visa submitted today to be granted. plus, with the economic recession here in US, the healthcare industry is NOT recession proof. there isn't much hospitals hiring nurses here and for a fact there are countless unemployed nurses (both USC nurses and foreign grad nurses).
    Most of what you said I agree with

    But the hospital hiring is only limited to certain parts of the USA

    The rest of the USA still has a nursing shortage and jobs are readily available.
  9. by   kanchula
    Quote from rachz_rn
    Now my thinking to endorse my nclex to another state who do not require SSN.
    Hi rachz_rn,

    I'm also in the same boat as you. I applied in Colorado BON but they require SSN to process my application. Do you know other states who don't require SSN?
  10. by   MJ3lasvegas
    i have not heard a state that doesnt require the SSN..correct me if i've mistaken.

    i'm just wondering though, why will you look for such state when the NCLEX license is only valid here in US. the first concern should be coming here first, because even if there are states that will not require SSN, you still can't use the license (if issued) to practice elsewhere..
  11. by   kanchula
    Quote from MJ3lasvegas
    i have not heard a state that doesnt require the SSN..correct me if i've mistaken.

    i'm just wondering though, why will you look for such state when the NCLEX license is only valid here in US. the first concern should be coming here first, because even if there are states that will not require SSN, you still can't use the license (if issued) to practice elsewhere..
    MJ3lasvegas,

    I'm aware with the fact that I can't work/practice in US without US nursing license. The one and only reason is that Colorado BON doesn't process my application without SSN. So, that means I can't seat for NCLEX exam. It seems like everything is pending just because of this stupid number. I don't see the reason why the BON don't process the application, at least, so that I can take NCLEX exam. I know that they can't issue the license without SSN but at least they should process my application and evaluate it. That way, I'd know where to go from there.

    I recently talked to the Colorado BON about me leaving the US and process my application. In that case, I can use SSN affidavit form (meaning that I don't have SSN and I don't physically present in the US). They said that if I use SSN affidavit form, then I need to be out of US during the whole licensing process period.

    I also found that the Vermond BON doesn't require SSN if the applicant isn't US citizen. This might be just my another option.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rachz_rn
    No my fiancee is not a citizen there. I ask him to call the BON. Thanks Itzallgood.
    If your fiance is not a USC then you are still looking at several years before you can join him and that is once you are married. He can not apply for a SSN for you, you have to do it and prove that you have a legal work/immigrant visa for the US.
  13. by   Nurse!Nurse!Hello?
    Quote from kanchula
    MJ3lasvegas,

    I'm aware with the fact that I can't work/practice in US without US nursing license. The one and only reason is that Colorado BON doesn't process my application without SSN. So, that means I can't seat for NCLEX exam. It seems like everything is pending just because of this stupid number.
    Stupid number?? How insulting!
    All US workers/citizens have a "stupid number."
    If you cannot respect the way the US chooses to govern itself, perhaps you can just stay where you are.
    And remember-- coming to the US is not a right, it's a privilege...
  14. by   Itzallgood
    Quote from rachz_rn
    No my fiancee is not a citizen there. I ask him to call the BON. Thanks Itzallgood.
    No Prob.

    If he gets his US Citizenship he can petition you, and If work shortly after entry is a priority then marry first and file for a CR-1 IMMIGRANT visa. The CR-1 gets an I-551 stamp on entry, which means you can work as soon as you enter the USA.

    Good Luck.

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