The multi-state license application is separate from your renewal and has a one-time application fee of $100. This application can be completed online starting January 19, 2018. Once the application is complete and approved, you will be issued a new paper license with your same license number but it will indicate that you are now eligible to work anywhere within the Compact with the words “Multi-State Registered Nurse” printed on the license. The application review process may take up to 30 days. It is not mandatory that you obtain a multi-state license and completing this application will not renew and update the expiration date on your license. A licensee renews the single state or multi-state license which is held at the time of a biennial renewal.