Here I’ll show you what the Overseas Pack looks like in the inside, most specifically Section 1. I know you are so excited to get your hands on this precious bunch of papers so I am giving you the opportunity to take a look at it even before you receive yours.
After you submitted the Overseas Application Request Form, you will have to patiently wait for the Overseas Pack to arrive. It may take weeks (mine took almost 4 weeks) before it finally arrives by post. If you have an agency, especially an Ireland based one, it may make things a little bit faster since the pack doesn’t have to cross oceans before it reaches you. With an agency, the NMBI will send the pack directly to the the agency’s address and the agency will just scan and e-mail it to you.
I’ve erased my reference number, birthday and address for privacy purposes.
SECTION 1 : Forms that should be accomplished and returned to the NMBI by you
Section B: NMBI requires that you provide certain identity documents to verify your name and date of birth. Your passport is the primary document of identification. You must send a certified photocopy of a valid, current passport. NMBI require a copy of the page containing your photograph, signature, personal details, passport number and passport expiry date. Please ensure that the photocopy is legible.
- A certified photocopy of your National Identity Card or
- A certified photocopy of your Birth Certificate
If your name as it appears on the application form differs from the name on the copy of your Birth Certificate provided, we will require additional documentation to validate the name change.
Section D: You must provide details of your initial nursing or midwifery qualification, as well as any postgraduate (master’s degree) qualifications you hold.
For the full course title, since “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” could not fit in the boxes provided, I extended beyond the boxes.
Section E: You need to provide details of all competent authorities where you hold or have held registration. This means the date where you are registered in the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC). You can see the registration date on your PRC ID. If you have been registered in other countries, such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, you have to indicate that in this section as well.
Section F: You need to answer a number of questions about your practice as a nurse or a midwife in any country, state or jurisdiction where you have practiced.
Section G: You need to list all your nursing experience since qualification.
Section H: If you have any gaps or overlaps in your experience since you qualified, you must provide details in this sub section. Gaps include the date from graduation and the date when you took the board exam.
Section I: You must read four declarations about the completion of Section 1 and about giving NMBI authority to assess the application. Then you must sign and date the declarations page.
Section J: The last part of Section 1 is a checklist to assist you in finalizing Section 1 and then forwarding forms contained in Section 2 to relevant authorities.
That’s the last part of the Section 1 of the NMBI Overseas Pack. My next post will let you see what’s inside section 2 and some information on what to do with them. 🙂
If you have some questions, just comment or send me a message via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or you can add me on Facebook: Denise Marionne. I’d be more than willing to assist you in accomplishing the NMBI requirements. 🙂