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I live in NYC. Public transportation is pretty convenient here, so my spouse and I haven't found a need to own a car (he sold his a few years ago).

I already have a state ID and have an EAD while waiting for the conditional green card. I'm thinking of getting a driver's license because of a recent incident: when we went to a different state on vacation, I forgot to bring my driver's license from my home country (I left it in NYC), and it was a bit of a hassle as I've rented the car under my name.

I figure it would be easier to get an actual driver's license here in the US. I think I can pass the written test with no problems, but I'm just wondering how to go about doing the road test if I don't have a car? Can we just rent a car from a company and use it during the road test?

Thanks in advance guys!

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Find a driving school in your area and take some classes. Although it's pretty much the same, you'll need to get used to new spacial orientation inside a vehicle, i.e. rearview mirror and controls to the right, etc... Good luck!

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I live in NYC. Public transportation is pretty convenient here, so my spouse and I haven't found a need to own a car (he sold his a few years ago).

I already have a state ID and have an EAD while waiting for the conditional green card. I'm thinking of getting a driver's license because of a recent incident: when we went to a different state on vacation, I forgot to bring my driver's license from my home country (I left it in NYC), and it was a bit of a hassle as I've rented the car under my name.

I figure it would be easier to get an actual driver's license here in the US. I think I can pass the written test with no problems, but I'm just wondering how to go about doing the road test if I don't have a car? Can we just rent a car from a company and use it during the road test?

Thanks in advance guys!

I am pretty sure you don't need to own a vehicle to take the test. How else would millions of teenagers get licenses?

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Find a driving school in your area and take some classes. Good luck!

Ah the driving school would be providing the car for the road test?

Thank you!

I am pretty sure you don't need a vehicle to take the test. How else would millions of teenagers get licenses?

Won't these teenagers be driving their parents' car? I don't know how it's like in the US, but I was provided a car during the test in Malaysia.

From NY's DMV page, it seems like I'd need to bring a car to the road test?:

Have all of the following:

[...]

  • A vehicle to drive during the test has a valid registration and inspection, operates properly and is in clean condition

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