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Don't think its a great prob. but why he must drive home?

every state is different so I would not tell you he cant I

say have him change over his license the following day

after going to SS office ( they give a receipt) then go get

the permit or license after

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To drive legally in the United States, you'll need a driver's license issued here. Each country has different driving laws, so he has to learn our rules and obtain a driver's license before driving in the US.

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I believe California is not that generous in the amount of time it gives me residents to get their CA license. It will be on the DMV web site. So get signed up for the test asap.

To drive legally in the United States, you'll need a driver's license issued here. Each country has different driving laws, so he has to learn our rules and obtain a driver's license before driving in the US.

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I believe California is not that generous in the amount of time it gives me residents to get their CA license. It will be on the DMV web site. So get signed up for the test asap.

Nope

Residents (Non-U.S. Citizens)

The residency requirement for obtaining a U.S. driver's license is different in each state. Check the department of motor vehicles in the state where you live to see the requirements.

If you are eligible to apply for a driver's license, you can only get a driver's license from the state where you live. Check with your state's department of motor vehicles to find out how to apply.

Once you receive your U.S. driver's license from a state motor vehicle department, you can drive in all U.S. states. Remember that the driving laws in each state differ and it is your responsibility to know and obey the laws of the state where you are driving.

Taken from http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Foreign-Visitors-Driving.shtml

So yes, you need a driver's license to drive in the US as a resident.


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He will need a license, every state gives new residents time during which they can use their existing license.


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He will need a license, every state gives new residents time during which they can use their existing license.

According to http://www.californiadriving.com/law/, you have 10 days.


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06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
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01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
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To drive legally in the United States, you'll need a driver's license issued here. Each country has different driving laws, so he has to learn our rules and obtain a driver's license before driving in the US.

Incorrect

I would think most states allow so many days you can drive on a international license.

Texas gives you 90 days........

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It depends on the State so you must check with the DMV in the State you wish to live. Some States allow you to drive on your foreign license for a while taking the DL tests. BUT each State is different.

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If I remember correctly, getting driving insurance in new jersey during the period - hmm - I think it's about 60 days - that you are allowed to drive on your foreign licence, it counts as 'one endorsement' on the insurance.

Lol....if no-one could drive on their foreign licences for a while, how would we all drive up route 66 on holiday from the UK!

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Hello everyone! Does anyone know when my husband enters usa with his 1r1 visa, can he immediately get a drivers license or can he drive on his home countries license ? We are in California.

To drive legally in the United States, you'll need a driver's license issued here. Each country has different driving laws, so he has to learn our rules and obtain a driver's license before driving in the US.

I believe California is not that generous in the amount of time it gives me residents to get their CA license. It will be on the DMV web site. So get signed up for the test asap.

Ok, as a fairly recent immigrant to CA I can answer this :)

The post about needing a US license to drive at all is nonsense.

We drove on our home country licences for about 2 months before we got CA licenses. Yes it says 10 days, but you try getting appointments for both written and behind the wheel tests within 10 days of arrival...can't do it. So don't panic about it.

No-one gave us any hassle for getting it late, well understood that it's physically impossible.

And actually I believe the actual wording is "apply" for a license within 10 days so as long as you have a test booked you should be able to argue it ;)

Also no problem buying and insuring cars on a foreigh license.

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