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Old 12-07-2013
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California SSN needed for PTAL ?

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Do IMGs must have a SSN to apply for PTAL ?
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yes, a SSN is a must. Thats the big reason IMGs dont apply to California programs..well that and the fact that its so competitive out here.
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I agree. PTAL is extremely hard to get. Now that MBC has shifted to Breeze the wait time is even longer. If you look at the California programs, you would rarely find IMG residents.
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Hello everyone,

Do IMGs must have a SSN to apply for PTAL ?
No , you need a SSN for a full licence, but that is not required to apply for a primary residency in Ca

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have you applied for ptal ?!
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have you applied for ptal ?!
I am applying for a full liscence for my subfellowship, it states in the requirements that no SSN is need for the letter, you need for the liscence
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I have gone through the process. It is not needed to apply ( you can go ahead and spend the money ) but without it you cannot complete the application. Please go through the PTAL application form.

Do I have to have a social security number to apply for a PTAL?
You may apply for a PTAL without having a Social Security Number, but you must have a Social Security Number before the Board can issue you a PTAL. A social security number is required to register for the BreEZe online application system

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