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NCLEX in HongKong

Specializes in ER.

Hello There!

Is there anybody available there to advice me on NCLEX exam in HongKong. This, I understand is one of the overseas locations where you can sit the exam? What I was curious about is; how often is the exam given? Where in HongKong is the exam centre? I have a rather tight timeframe and a short holiday and I would like to plan in advance as much as possible. HongKong would be the closest exam centre to me at the time I need to be sitting the exam.

Thank You in advance. Geena

Hello There!

Is there anybody available there to advice me on NCLEX exam in HongKong. This, I understand is one of the overseas locations where you can sit the exam? What I was curious about is; how often is the exam given? Where in HongKong is the exam centre? I have a rather tight timeframe and a short holiday and I would like to plan in advance as much as possible. HongKong would be the closest exam centre to me at the time I need to be sitting the exam.

Thank You in advance. Geena

Do you already have your Eligibility letter from your State BON? Once you have this you can register in http://www.pearsonvue.com. They will be the one who will be giving the Authority to test (ATT). $200 for registration and another $150 for scheduling in HK. When you pay on-line (card) you immediately get your ATT via email and another one mailed after 7-10 days. Schedule ASAP because they are usually full for the current 1-2 mos. You can resched and cancel anytime (at least 24 hours before exams). Only 15 slots for HK test center. Best of luck. :)

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Thank You so much! I already have the eligibility letter from NYBON so I guess I'll make the big step of Pearson then! :balloons:

Welcome. Just trying to help out. Keep us updated. :)

Do you already have your Eligibility letter from your State BON? Once you have this you can register in http://www.pearsonvue.com. They will be the one who will be giving the Authority to test (ATT). $200 for registration and another $150 for scheduling in HK. When you pay on-line (card) you immediately get your ATT via email and another one mailed after 7-10 days. Schedule ASAP because they are usually full for the current 1-2 mos. You can resched and cancel anytime (at least 24 hours before exams). Only 15 slots for HK test center. Best of luck. :)

Hi Lawrence01!

How do you schedule for HongKong? Is it true that you have to call them? How do you pay the $150 fee? I already registered with Pearson Vue. I am thinking of taking the exam on the last week of February or early March. Haven't had the time to study yet. :o

Thanks!

Hi Lawrence01!

How do you schedule for HongKong? Is it true that you have to call them? How do you pay the $150 fee? I already registered with Pearson Vue. I am thinking of taking the exam on the last week of February or early March. Haven't had the time to study yet. :o

Thanks!

Yes. You have to call them to sched. They have a toll-free number specific for each country your calling from. Forgot the #. Its in the website in contacts.

If your paying via credit card you just have to give your card details. Don't worry its safe and they will email you a receipt/acknowledgement so your sure that they received your payment. Sched ASAP just to have a sure slot 1st. You can resched and cancel anytime. :)

Yes. You have to call them to sched. They have a toll-free number specific for each country your calling from. Forgot the #. Its in the website in contacts.

If your paying via credit card you just have to give your card details. Don't worry its safe and they will email you a receipt/acknowledgement so your sure that they received your payment. Sched ASAP just to have a sure slot 1st. You can resched and cancel anytime. :)

Thanks a lot!!! :)

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

OK...it's me again! And feel scared!!!! So I will register at Pearson-vue first and then call HK centre and request for a slot? One would have to sit the exam within 3 months of registering with Pearson? In fact my R&R will only be after 12 weeks from New Years so I would have to hold on for a few more weeks before registering with Pearson? Am I following or did I lose it again...:uhoh3: Thank You guys! Geena

Yes, you are correct. You have 90 days after registering with Pearson-Vue to take the exam.

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Thank You Suzanne! Then hypothetically, if I register with Pearson to sit at the end of March and for one of those reasons; my R&R will be postponed for like a week or what ever might happen and I fall outside the 90 day rule. Will I then need to do the whole thing again with NYBON, new CVS etc. I also have the pressure of hitting the one year rule from the time of application. Gosh, sometimes I really hate my employer... the 'Institution of Constant and Rapid Changes'...

DesperateGeena

No, just pay the fee again to Pearson-Vue, another $350. But remember you can take the exam in many other locations, depending on where you will be travelling to. The exam is available in Guam, Saipan, Hong Kong, and Seoul for SE Asia, as well as London if you are in Europe.

The Hong Kong center actually fills up first, so you many need to try one of the other centers to accomodate your request.

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

No, just pay the fee again to Pearson-Vue, another $350. But remember you can take the exam in many other locations, depending on where you will be travelling to. The exam is available in Guam, Saipan, Hong Kong, and Seoul for SE Asia, as well as London if you are in Europe.

The Hong Kong center actually fills up first, so you many need to try one of the other centers to accomodate your request.

Ahhh...rather a relief, what about my timeframe of one year with NYBON?

Is that also another fee for keeping application current?

I am getting so stressed with the pending NCLEX and would need to do it asap, just my other commitments seem to toss me the other direction.

Thank you Suzanne for the info. Geena

Usually, if it iafter the one year time frame, you will need to pay another fee to NY. Best thing is to bite the bullet and just schudle yourself for the exam. With NY, you can find out the results in just two days as well.

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Will take a big bite, just relieved to know that no new transcript messes are expected! Taking bullet in March then! (metaphorically of course!)

Geena

Will take a big bite, just relieved to know that no new transcript messes are expected! Taking bullet in March then! (metaphorically of course!)

Geena

Best of luck to you. Keep us updated. :)

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Thank You Guys. I´ll keep you posted!!! Geena

Hi,

Not really straying from the topic. A little related question. I have a tourist visa, is it wiser to get the exam in US or just get it in Hongkong. I'm in the Philippines. I'm worried about the time it would take for me to have a working visa (in case I passed) if I take it in US. I read it takes 7-12 months after your employer filed for it. I was thinking that if I take it in US, I would consume the 6 months alotted stay and still with no working permit. Any advice? Thanks a lot.

Hi,

Not really straying from the topic. A little related question. I have a tourist visa, is it wiser to get the exam in US or just get it in Hongkong. I'm in the Philippines. I'm worried about the time it would take for me to have a working visa (in case I passed) if I take it in US. I read it takes 7-12 months after your employer filed for it. I was thinking that if I take it in US, I would consume the 6 months alotted stay and still with no working permit. Any advice? Thanks a lot.

A lot of my friends are currently doing this. By the way things are going they'll go over the 6 month limit and 1 already did although word is that he was able to extend his stay (really don't know if its true) and not all are granted extension.

One more thing is that their are no working visa for a RN.

Just wait for Suzanne. She'll give you a more accurate answer.:)

Hi,

Not really straying from the topic. A little related question. I have a tourist visa, is it wiser to get the exam in US or just get it in Hongkong. I'm in the Philippines. I'm worried about the time it would take for me to have a working visa (in case I passed) if I take it in US. I read it takes 7-12 months after your employer filed for it. I was thinking that if I take it in US, I would consume the 6 months alotted stay and still with no working permit. Any advice? Thanks a lot.

You must be in the US for 60 days for the AOS to be filed, then it can take another 60-90 days on average for you to receive the EAD, a document that lets you work, but you need a SSN# and you apply for that once you get the EAD. The EAD is not what we call a "working visa," that doesn't exist anymore. This is just a document that permits you to work while your file is being processed.

Time frame for finding it if you passed NCLEX will dpend on the state that you are taking it for, some states it can be by the time that you get home from the exam, for others it can be several weeks, so you need to add that time into the equation. You need to be sure that the AOS is filed before your tourist visa expires, if not, then you would need to file for an extension, and you would need to wait until you got actual approval on that extension, before an AOS could be filed on your behalf. And that could add several more months to the equation, plus not all extensions are approved.

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