The renewal deadline is Jan. 31 for registered nurses in Georgia, but renewals can still be postmarked or received by Feb. 8.
Those seeking to renew their licenses now must provide documents that verify their U.S. citizenship or qualified alien status, according to a change in Georgia law in 2011.
If application for renewal was submitted on or before Jan. 31, the status of that license should change to "Active-Renewal Pending", while the staff awaits the submission of the required documents for renewal. "Active-Renewal Pending" does not mean that the license has lapsed, is inactive or invalid, according to a news release from the Georgia Secretary of State.
The license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited, until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or at a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.
Documents received and postmarked after Feb. 8 will not be reviewed, the license will be lapsed and the licensee will be required to complete the reinstatement process.
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