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Question Can I Extend My Eligibility Again?

I postponed my exam 3 months ago and for some circumstances I need to postpone it again.. I know that stupid but it's happen to me..
Pls anyone tell me if I can do that or not and how..?
My exam on next month(September)...
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Did you already extend your eligibility period? Unfortunately, you can only do this once. So if you have already done this then you would have to reapply for the exam.

If you have not extended your eligibility period then you can do so by cancelling your date with prometric, going to OASIS and paying the fees there plus if your exam date is less than 30 days away then you'll also have to pay prometric the appropriate fees.
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Unfortunately i did this before 3 months ago, i think i took my chance yes ... but circumstances happens ...
so that mean there is no way to do extension to my illegibility one more time..!!
(i thought that i can do it but with repay the hole fees again),, but one of my friend say 'if u do cancel ur exam then the will treat u as u took the exam and failure....
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You cannot extend your eligibility period again. But you can reapply and pay the fees again and you'll have a new eligibility period which can be extended.

Your friend is wrong. Canceling the exam is not counted as an attempt, read more details here
Cancelling the exam does not count as an attempt

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thank u very much.. yes u clarify every thing .thanx agin.

but, one more thing ,, Did i have to go through the hole process again,, i mean send my certificates with dean signature and DHL and so forth...
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No you don't need.

Once your Form 186 is valid, it's valid for 7 years. And once your credentials are verified they are verified forever.

However you have to do the online application and pay the fees again.

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No you don't need.

Once your Form 186 is valid, it's valid for 7 years. And once your credentials are verified they are verified forever.

However you have to do the online application and pay the fees again.

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Hi Sabio!

I'm too in a similar situation. I have a valid 186 on file.

In that case, is it okay to expect the ECFMG to provide me a new scheduling permit within a few days rather than the usual 3 weeks?

Can I call ECFMG and ask them to send the permit soon as I'm ready to take the exam? Will that work?

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